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The Warrior's Way (2010)

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A warrior-assassin is forced to hide in a small town in the American Badlands after refusing a mission.



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Release Date:

3 December 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Laundry Warrior  »

Box Office


$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£105,389 (UK) (3 December 2010)


$5,664,251 (USA) (28 January 2011)

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A Fair Entertainer!
18 December 2012 | by (India) – See all my reviews

'The Warrior's Way' is A Fair Entertainer, that works best as a lazy Sunday afternoon watch.

'The Warrior's Way' Synopsis: A warrior-assassin is forced to hide in a small town in the American Badlands after refusing a mission.

'The Warrior's Way' is a time-pass entertainer, that doesn't even attempt to be legendary. Its a watchable action fare, that offers some very good action & crisp editing. The Screenplays is written ably. Sngmoo Lee's Direction is efficient. Cinematography & Art Design are passable. Graphics leave a lot to be desired.

Performance-Wise: Geoffrey Rush does well, as usual. Jang Dong Gun plays the protagonist nicely. Kate Bosworth is fabulous, while Danny Huston has a blast playing the notorious villain.

On the whole, 'The Warrior's Way' works till it lasts.

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