The Warriors Way

Theatrical Release: December 3, 2010
The Warriors Way
Not Recommended for Families

Synopsis

The Warrior’s Way is a visually-stunning modern martial arts western starring Korean actor Dong-gun Jang who plays an Asian warrior assassin forced to hide in a small town in the American Badlands. Rounding out the ensemble cast are Kate Bosworth, Oscar-winner Geoffrey Rush, Danny Houston, and Tony Cox.

Dove Review

This is an Eastern Western! Dong-gun Jang plays Yang, an Asian warrior assassin who is forced to flee from his homeland and he hides in Lode, a small town in the American Badlands. He meets Lynne, played by Kate Bosworth, who desires to learn his fighting skills. She is set on getting revenge on a villain who once held her hostage with the plan to rape her. When she managed to escape, which we see in a flashback, he chased her down and shot her and killed her entire family. Miraculously, she lived and now she intends to even up the score.

With assassins on his tail, Yang has his own battles to be concerned about as he tries to raise a baby, the last survivor of his enemies whom he vanquished. He couldn’t bring himself to kill the child but those who seek him want her dead as much as him. This film does hold to a theme of a child being our future, and it was nice to hear the town’s people, many making up the local circus, greet each other with “Merry Christmas!” It has great cinematography too. But with graphic violence in the film not to mention gratuitous violence and strong language to boot, we cannot award our Dove Seal to this movie as a family-friendly film.

Content Description

Sex: Kissing; a man and his friends prepare to rape a woman but are stopped; a few frank sexual comments and innuendos.
Language: GD-5; D-4; S-4; A-2; H-1; Crap-1
Violence: A lot of violence including sword fights and bloody wounds; people are sliced and they die; martial arts and fights; shootings; stabbings; several people die; a villain murders a young girl's family and she survives being shot; several bloody scenes including blood splattering on window and flying up in the air from bodies; scars are seen on a few characters; woman strikes man with pole, some men grab some other men by the genitals to inflict pain.
Drugs: Drinking in several scenes.
Nudity: Strong cleavage in a few scenes; shirtless men; a painting of a woman nude from side; male rear nudity as a man falls onto the floor.
Other: Mysticism in the ancient martial arts; some racial remarks are made; the theme of revenge; a few "Merry Christmas" greetings are shared.

Info

Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter
Source: Theater
Company: Rogue Pictures
Writer: Sngmoo Lee
Director: Sngmoo Lee
Producer: Lee Joo-Ick
Genre: Western
Runtime: 100 min.
Industry Rating: R
Starring: Dong-gun Jang,
Kate Bosworth,
Geoffrey Rush