Friday, December 03, 2010

The Warrior's Way

Although it’s much more likely to be embraced by fan boys and film buffs than mainstream audiences, The Warrior’s Way impresses as a visually inspired and audaciously stylized multi-genre amalgamation, a borderline-surreal folly that suggests a martial-arts action-adventure co-directed by Sergio Leone and Federico Fellini. First-time feature director Sngmoo Lee, working from his own wildly eclectic screenplay, dawdles during an extended swath of his narrative, and doesn’t fully utilize some of his more colorful characters and dramatic conceits. Overall, however, this arrestingly outlandish concoction appears entirely capable of attracting an appreciative cult on homevideo after a modestly lucrative theatrical run. You can read my Variety review here.

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