Down 36,699 this week

The Winter Warrior (2003)

Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.5/10 from 125 users  
Reviews: 7 user

In the autumn of 573 AD, the civil war that divides the Celtic nations in the post Romano- Britiain ends at the battle of Arthuet. The Celtic amies disband and the warriors return to their ... See full summary »



0Check in

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 548 titles
created 02 Oct 2011

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: The Winter Warrior (2003)

The Winter Warrior (2003) on IMDb 4.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Winter Warrior.


Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Children of Dune (TV Mini-Series 2003)
Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The twins of Paul "Muad'dib" Atreides become embroiled in the political landscape of Arrakis ("Dune") and the rest of the universe.

Stars: Alec Newman, Julie Cox, Ian McNeice
Dune (TV Mini-Series 2000)
Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A three-part miniseries on politics, betrayal, lust, greed and the coming of a Messiah. Based on Frank Herbert's classic science fiction novel.

Stars: William Hurt, Alec Newman, Giancarlo Giannini
Dance Star (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

DANCE STAR can be summed up as "STEP UP" meets "HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL". Bruce Payne (Getaway, Passenger 57) Jon-Paul Gates (Dragon, Casting Couch)

Director: Steven M. Smith
Stars: Megan Little, Bruce Payne, Jon-Paul Gates
Villains (2012)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An aging villain double deals his associates but is outsmarted by his lying daughter.

Director: Robbie Moffat
Stars: Suzanne Kendall, Chris Bearne, Jon-Paul Gates
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Harry Gillespie, book keeper for gangsters, skims money from each of his clients and escapes to a remote Scottish fishing village with Ebony, an Edinburgh tart he has befriended. Through ... See full summary »

Director: Robbie Moffat
Stars: Jon-Paul Gates, Joanna Kate Rodgers, Joe Hennes
Haunted II (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

If you Like "GHOST" reality shows, you should get a kick out of this one... REALM OF HORRORDare you venture into the most haunted place in the world. A TV crew will film a paranormal ... See full summary »

Directors: Steven M. Smith, Zane Casablanca, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Jon-Paul Gates, Vivien Creegor, Freddie Fuller
Messages (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

In England, the American pathologist Dr. Richard Murray still grieves the death of his wife Carol eight months ago in a car crash. He is drinking too much whiskey due to his guilty complex ... See full summary »

Director: David Fairman
Stars: Jeff Fahey, Kim Thomson, Jon-Paul Gates
Blood Forest (Video 2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Virgil Williams, an alcoholic down and out tabloid reporter from the UK is sent to Arkansas to investigate a Big Foot sighting and is caught between the town Sheriff and the last remaining ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Barton
Stars: Jon-Paul Gates, John W. Davis, Stephen P. Sides
Carmen's Kiss (2010)
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

A sex-trafficked girl, now turned business woman, seeks revenge. Can she outwit her kidnappers with the help of Joe, her ex cop lover?

Director: David Fairman
Stars: Hugo Speer, Vivienne Harvey, Jon-Paul Gates
Paradisiaque (TV Series 2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Aliens crash on Earth with a mission: to save it. That is, until they meet Man.

Stars: Jon-Paul Gates, Axelle Laffont, Pascal Novacasa
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Present day, England. Iris and lily Nelson, living in a large house near an army camp, are the daughters of an ex- colonel- in chief... See full synopsis »

Director: Robbie Moffat
Stars: Marnie Baxter, Suzanne Kendall, Jon-Paul Gates
Cold Fish (2001)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Alex is a television station intern and ambitious to further his career when he scoops an interview with the shock-video artists Jon & Marta Henley. It seems like the break he's been hoping... See full summary »

Director: David Fairman
Stars: Jon-Paul Gates, Conrad Asquith, Nadia Strahan


Credited cast:
Victoria Pritchard ...
Ulph (as Paul Saunders)
Rachael Sutherland ...
Gary Taylor ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Johnny Boy Gomes


In the autumn of 573 AD, the civil war that divides the Celtic nations in the post Romano- Britiain ends at the battle of Arthuet. The Celtic amies disband and the warriors return to their homes, but the losses to the combined Celtic forces are so great that the immigrants from Germania - the Angles who settled along the North Sea, boldly send raiding parties into the Celtic homelands. Fingal a Celtic mercenary soldier is returning home to his Roman wife, Lillian, who lives with his people of Caledon, Weighed down by his travel bags full of the treasures of war he rescues the slave, Jessica fom her Angle captors, to become his servant to carry his valuable homeward. Meanwhile Angle aiders capture Liilian, and in a fonfontation with Fingal, the Angle dullard Ulph, kills Lillian, thus destroying any hope of peace making. The Angles flee taking Jessica with them. After burying his wife, Fingal pursues the Angles. Meanwhile Ida, the Angle leader realises they are lost when they encounter ... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis




Release Date:

September 2004 (Russia)  »

Also Known As:

The Bone Hunter  »

Box Office


£27,800 (estimated)

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Did You Know?


Instead of calling action on the set, the director would say Ayo Gorkhali and instead of cut he would say Jaya Mahakali, the famous Gurkha war cry, in an effort to channel their warrior spirit into the film. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A Film Made By A Man Who Thinks His Audience Are Idiots
19 April 2007 | by (England) – See all my reviews

I've seen some horrific pieces of garbage in my time and I never thought I would say this, but there is a film worse than Timbo Hines' The War of the Worlds. It's this one. The problem is it just doesn't have an ounce of entertainment value; whereas many terrible films have that so-weird-it's-fascinating charm, this just lacks personality. It sets itself up as an epic, but one shot on 16mm (which has been so badly shot it looks like mini DV) and with a cast of maybe ten people. Actually, the photography says a lot; there are scenes in dark woods shot with no additional lighting, grain screams out at you so badly that you think you're watching something shot on Hi-8 and night scenes look as though they were shot by use of car headlights or clip-on camcorder lights. Half the time there is so little light, the iris is wide open. Result? Much of the film is out of focus. Though some scenes do look striking, the look of the film is so variable as to be unwatchable.

Robbie Moffat, the director of this atrocity, has a penchant for reviewing his own films on here. In one review (of another film) he says, referring to the other reviewers, "Do they have any idea how hard it is to make a film?" Well, actually yes, we do but obviously Moffat doesn't. He is under the impression that his audience won't notice how little effort has gone into his productions. When one has little or no money to make a film, one is forced to spend one's only other asset: time. Had Moffat thought to do this, he might have been able to, say, organise at least one battle scene with the help of a Roman re-enactment society (such people are always willing to turn up for free). He also assumes that his audience are stupid. Populating the derelict countryside (which is free to shoot in) with as few actors as possible in the belief no one will notice the cheapness of it all.

His screenplay doesn't help either. It is aimless, as though after thinking up a story (which would have been a minor subplot in any other film), he decided to pan it out with nothing but padding and weird characterisations. People seem to do stuff with no real motivation behind their actions. We have to put up with endless repetition and reiteration. Moffat is currently holding a screenwriter's course at Pinewood. I shall not be going.

How he even got hold of professional actors is beyond me (and why they have worked with him more than once is also incomprehensible). I can only assume that they weren't getting any offers and looking at what they have done lately, that's hardly surprising. James Watson in particular seems pretty down on his luck. It doesn't matter anyway, because they're a complete shower. James Watson, Victoria Pritchard and Ilaria D'Elia are totally forgettable, much in the same way that plywood is forgettable, but the other actors are surely amateurs.

Oh yes. There's a title song. Why do these sorts of films think it necessary to always have a title song? And why do bad films contain so much walking?

7 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Winter Warrior (2003) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: