Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale Synopsis
Japanese colonizers wage war against the Taiwanese in the 1930s.
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The Hollywood Reporter

Spectacular rain forest combat scenes are non-stop in an authentic-feeling actioner recounting an aborigine rebellion in 1930s Taiwan.
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75

Slant Magazine

By Michael Nordine
There's something to be said about a two-and-a-half-hour war epic that manages to make each of its countless decapitation scenes feel...
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

At times, Warriors sacrifices dramatic nuance for scale, but even its most rousing passages are tempered by a sense of loss. Rather than...
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75

The A.V. Club

By Noel Murray
At two and a half hours, Warriors Of The Rainbow has the shape of something weightier than the simplified good-vs.-evil movie it actually...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

Warriors of the Rainbow is Taiwan's "Braveheart," with a nod to "The Last of the Mohicans."
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70

Variety

By Justin Chang
This wildly ambitious rumble-in-the-jungle battle epic arrives bearing so heavy a burden of industry expectations, one wishes the results...
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Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
What Warriors of the Rainbow may have going for it most of all is Chin Ting-Chang's dreamy cinematography, which presents the native Seediq...
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60

Los Angeles Times

By Robert Abele
Warriors is a bruising, relentless experience, one more tiring than inspiring.
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Village Voice

By Nick Schager
It's not clear what Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale values more - endless preaching about ancestral spirits or gruesome CG...
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The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
Despite the movie's considerable visual splendor, the pacing of Warriors of the Rainbow is clumsy, its battle scenes chaotic and its...
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Tremendous and awesome - beautiful and sad

By Muircheartach
For a movie that lasts two-and-a-half hours, you'd think it might be boring - especially if every character spoke a language you didn't understand. But not this movie. There's more action than in...

Amazingq

By dannychang
It's a historial event, but it's well filmed and well acted. I am so excited from beginning to the end. even it's 2 and half hours....

Great movie - a movie what will make you reconsider what it means to be a man

By john_s_wu
This is a movie with heart and soul - the kind you wish Hollywood could still make. Don't let the special effects turn you off of the great story. The rawness and intensity of this movie is...

warriors of the rainbow

By chongsengtze
To understand how Japanese so violent and savage...

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Rated NR | For Not rated; contains frequent strong, graphic violence. For 15 and up.