The Warlords Synopsis
Blood brothers (Jet Li, Andy Lau, Takeshi Kaneshiro) grapple with battle and betrayal.
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NPR

By Mark Jenkins
It's a surprisingly nuanced and sober tale of brotherhood and betrayal.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

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After a career excelling in highbrow urban romances, Hong Kong director Peter Chan ("Perhaps Love") earns his spurs in his march into war...
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80

Empire

By Kim Newman
The guy story is so strong that conventional romantic interludes with the woman torn between two men could easily have been dropped.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
The Warlords, ultimately, tries to speak to the futility of war - but it does so by staging one gargantuan dustup after another.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
Fans of this film will some day wear out their DVDs and Blu-rays playing that fantastic battle scene again and again.
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70

Boxoffice Magazine

By Wade Major
Though less splashy than "Red Cliff," or for that matter "Hero," or even "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," the picture nonetheless embraces...
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
It’s all lavish, if disposable. But in a nifty change of pace, the warriors in The Warlords are interesting.
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
The scope of director Peter Chan's military drama is impressive, though this sometimes-rousing depiction of strategy and loyalty in...
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50

Washington Post

By Michael O'Sullivan
There's a visceral, albeit somewhat goofy, satisfaction to this stuff.
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38

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Is nothing sacred? In the schizophrenic war epic The War lords, Jet Li, the hunky action hero, cries -- no, make that sobs -- several...
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Wooo Ahhhh

By Spartacus2000
Outstanding sets, acting and storyline tell a wonderful story inspired by history and beautifully portrayed by all involved. This film out to have been on the big screens. Prety low ratings by many...

Five Word Review

By Lianana
fighting gore subtitles boring chinese...

The Warlords

By moviaddic
Good movie!...

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Rated R | For sequences of strong violence