Peaceful Warrior Synopsis
A mysterious stranger (Nick Nolte) changes the life of a gifted athlete.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
Strong performances by Scott Mechlowicz as Millman and Nick Nolte as the mysterious mechanic who changes his life ground the film in...
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TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
The result is something close to a textbook example of how NOT to visualize spiritual principles of the "be here now" variety.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Sometimes in an imperfect movie there is consolation simply in regarding the actors.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Scott Brown
In the ranks of improbable gymnastics coaches, Nick Nolte falls just below the cartoon version of Mr. T.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
The film is better than it has any right to be, considering the prosaic source.
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Chicago Tribune

The cast is quite good. But Peaceful Warrior, which is basically "The Karate Kid" with a bigger kid and a bigger mentor, represents a...
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
The intriguing thing about The Peaceful Warrior is that nothing else in the movie feels haphazard.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The film's biggest miracle is the straight face Nick Nolte maintains in his role as Socrates.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
By the end of the film's two-hour stream of Be-Here-Now-isms, anyone left in the audience will be wanting to yell, "Put a sock in it!" to...
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Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
One of those blessedly rare films based on a self-help book, is remarkable in one sense: It prevents "The Lake House" and its magical...
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Peaceful Warrior is a must see!

By donak
I absolutely loved the movie. Saddest thing was I was in a theater with only 3 others watching. In today's world, EVERYONE needs to see this movie! The acting was credible and the story was...

Good Message

By datenighter
Good message, good plot, great acting. A real "sleeper of a movie"...didn't know it existed until we were searching for a decent date night movie to go to. We loved it. They should have advertised...

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By Desertdawg78
I loved this movie and can't wait for it to come out on DVD! it's the story of Dan Millman a former world gymnastics champion, and his adventures with a mysterious gas station attendant. it's a very...


By avila91
What a joke of a movie...


By peacekeeper
A must see!...

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By mbmustanger
this movie was below average. the story made absolutely no sense and the attempt they made at creating emotion in the viewer was horrible. very cheesy emotion...

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By moviecriticbca
Great movie. The message is about becoming conscious about your own life and taking responsibility for it. In other words we need to wake up and be present in the now. Unfortunitly most of us don't...

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By survey_jose
I can't say enough! You must see this movie. Dose anyone know when the DVD movie will be out....

Wonderfully Acted and Great Visually

By felipecrew
The story is intriguing and will move you....


By gwhitne2
This was such a good movie! i was breathless walking out of the movie, as was the other girls walking out with me. the movie makes you think about the theme way after the movie is over...

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Rated PG-13 | For sensuality, sex references and accident
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 12+ Like Karate Kid -- without the karate.
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