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Peaceful Warrior Reviews

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June 1, 2006
While speaking with Millman recently about Peaceful Warrior, the author confirmed that my Chicken Soup Theory had severely plagued the many versions of script.
September 2, 2006
Only in filmmaker Victor Salva's world are impossibly chiseled, Abercrombie-ready gymnasts worshipped by their peers on college campuses and in adjoining dive bars.
| Original Score: 1/4
June 2, 2006
You might be better off reading the book and imagining [Nick] Nolte as Socrates.
Read More | Original Score: C
June 2, 2006
The sage-elder/wayward-charge saga Peaceful Warrior aims for inspirational highs but mostly feels like a self-help book read aloud by actors.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 2, 2006
Peaceful Warrior begins promisingly, with welcome doses of quirky humor holding the syrupy bathos at bay, yet it ultimately becomes just another average inspirational, sports-themed flick, albeit with an overlay of New Age philosophizing.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 14, 2006
The material is so aggressively stupid and ill-considered that only the laughable 'based on true events' title card can explain its successful journey to the big screen.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
June 1, 2006
ridiculously cheesy
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 1, 2006
Peaceful Warrior is meant to empower and enlighten. But it tries so hard, it's more like inspiration overkill: 121 torturous minutes of long-winded lectures about living in the moment.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
June 4, 2006
Jeepers creepers, Victor Salva is at it again. His new film is ostensibly inspired by true events, but whose events exactly?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
May 31, 2006
[A] self-congratulatory self-help seminar, which plays as high comedy, thanks to Nolte's slurry sensei.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
April 17, 2007
This is an average movie that's chock-full of New-Age-y self help. And not much else.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
June 2, 2006
while the movie may not be exactly good, it's never boring.
June 1, 2006
This woozily uplifting saga is big on homilies and deficient in just about everything else.
Full Review | Original Score: D
June 1, 2006
Nick Nolte plays Yoda in overalls in Victor Salva's...slow-moving, overlong, absurdly self-important Peaceful Warrior.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
June 2, 2006
The film is better than it has any right to be, considering the prosaic source.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 2, 2006
A textbook example of how not to visualize spiritual principles of the 'be here now' variety.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 2, 2006
The fortune-cookie pronouncements are nothing you haven't heard a hundred times before, and Nolte -- with all his baggage as a wild-child celebrity -- is just not a bit credible as the Yoda figure.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
June 2, 2006
A gift-box filming of former gymnastics star Dan Millman's uplift book, Peaceful Warrior stars appealing Scott Mechlowicz (like a more ripped Tony Perkins) as Millman, finding his way to glory after a drastic injury.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
June 2, 2006
The filmmakers can't be faulted for trying; it's a decent effort, but nevertheless misses out in both the mind and body categories, and rather overdoes the spirit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
June 15, 2006
The What The Bleep Do We Know? crowd may well receive the film's wisdom like communion, but the rest of us are free to gag when Salva tries to jam it down our throats.
Read More | Original Score: C-
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