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These are the armies of the night.
Prominent gang leader Cyrus calls a meeting of New York's gangs to set aside their turf wars and take over the city. At the meeting, a rival leader kills Cyrus, but a Coney Island gang called the Warriors is wrongly blamed for Cyrus' death. Before you know it, the cops and every gangbanger in town is hot on the Warriors' trail.
I'll shove that bat up your ass and turn you into a popsicle.
It's insane, crazy, silly and cool all at the same time. In the 70s and 80s some directors had no problem making films that existed in some sort of alternate unrealistic reality when it was their only option to make the movie they wanted. It's a lost art really. The Warriors is one of the best examples of this.
Anyone notice how all the gangs didn't have the same budget for their wardrobe? Like that one gang from the beginning of the film that just wore the same colored t-shirts. They weren't even the same style t-shirts and they were just a crappy gray color. Just an observation...
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I can dig it! I had not expected to like this as much as I did. Stylish, hard-hitting, badass, cool as ice, soundtrack that rocked my socks off and a pace that never lets up - I love it.
I can't think of a single reason why I liked this film as much as I did. The gang scene isn't my thing, it was predictable and a bit cheesy in parts with an absolutely atrocious female part. And I couldn't look away for one second. As soon as it started I was glued to the screen. Seeing the various gangs of New York and how they distinguished themselves was not just amusing but totally captivating. And when the main story began (our gang is being set-up as the killer of the grand poobah), I was all smiles from ear to ear. I was rooting for the Warriors to make it back home after having to traverse pretty much all of New York City while being hunted by every other gang, and I loved watching them kick-ass.
You can't expect much from this film. But for some reason I had one hell of a great time watching it. Loved it.
This is a review of the director's cut of the film. And it can kiss my white ass.
The thing is, right, that The Warriors isn't a particularly subtle film to begin with. It's a playful action thriller, it never tries to be all that realistic at all, and it has a deliberately fantastical view of gang crime. It doesn't hammer these points home, though, because it saves it from being too comic book-ish - it's still gritty enough not to descend too much into campery and you can take it seriously enough that it works as a 'proper' film, whatever that means. I know what I mean. I think.
So what should we do with the director's cut? I…
Is there a better pairing of films than this and Escape from New York? The answer is probably, but I can't think of one right now.
The Warriors is awesome for several reasons.
First off, there's no filler. No padding. It's a very streamlined movie, and even 34 years later it still feels refreshing. You never get annoyed or frustrated at anything that happens on screen (unless it's the personality of the character). The pacing is quick, and by the end you feel like you've been through this crazy night with the Warriors.
The titular group is diverse, with around 9 members. On top of that, they are a New York gang, which makes them hard to relate to. On paper, this would make it seem like they're hard to care about, and with nothing to latch onto, the audience would be bored. But, against all…
Not exactly worthy of it's cult classic status.
'The Warriors' begins with a mass meeting of all the New York City gangs. The scene is comprised of hundreds of teenage street toughs, all belonging to other gangs throughout the city. The meeting has been called by Cyrus, a powerful leader and respected figure. The logistics of how this works in a pre-facebook age is more interesting than anything in the movie. Does Cyrus send out invitations or is it more of a word of mouth event? If it's the latter, how does he insure that crucial details (time, location, what to wear, etc) are communicated correctly? If it's the former how does Cyrus insure the police don't find out about…
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I had seen the directors cut years ago after the great video game came out, and I liked it but didn't think it was all that great. I just watched the theatrical cut and although I'm still not in love with it, I definitely liked it a lot more. Oddly enough, the opening scene made me wistful for the days before CG effects. If they remade this today, there would be a crowd of thousands and all but a dozen of them would be rendered on a computer. Seeing that huge a crowd and knowing that it's 100% real makes it so much more cool and fun to watch. There's a real tactile quality…
I was somewhat interested in seeing The Warriors mainly because of it's reputation the movie is hold today as a cult movie and has action classic. So with that in mind i went into The Warriors hoping good things bu not expecting big things, if you know the difference i was hoping this would be great but many of the so called action classics from the 70's and 80's don't live up well to modern eyes.
The Warriors is Directed by Walter Hill and it stars James Remar, Michael Beck, David Patrick Kelly, Dorsey Wright, David Harris, Deborah Van Valkenburgh, Brian Tyler and Steve .
"In a near future, Cyrus is a respected leader that intends to unite the gangs…
I saw this a million years ago, and had just about forgotten about it. Not a great film overall, but a great time capsule of the look and feel of film of the era.
The biggest star here is dirty, dangerous 70's NYC. I doubt NYC gangs were ever quite as theatrical as these, or as two-tone.
I'd forgotten just how hot Deborah Van Valkenburgh was and is. Stunning.
The Warriors did it!
Everytime I watch this movie, I love it more and more.
I have never seen this cult favorite and have heard a lot of positive things about it. The movie has a simple plot, average acting, and a good amount of cheese. However, I can see why this movie became a cult favorite because it was intriguing and rewatchable. I am only giving it 3 stars because it dragged in parts and was a little too silly for my taste. I did love the opening sequence where it shows all the gangs and makes you wonder which gang you would join. I think I would join the gang of mimes. The right combination of weird, freaky, and funny.
One of my favourite films. The plot is simple and the acting is patchy in places but the film's dynamic visual style and great pacing make up for any minor flaws.
As a depiction of gang culture it feels about as realistic as West Side Story, but I've always enjoyed the fact that the film feels more like a gang of younger boys playing "soldiers" than a gritty take on life on the streets.
On top of everything else the film is endlessly quotable and makes for a great group viewing experience. I was especially grateful to see the original theatrical cut, on an old but not too shabby print, complete with its UK X certificate still included at the start.
Earlier today I decided to put this cult classic on and relax on the couch. The Warriors definitely has replay value to it and it's a great film for anyone who loves street films and gang movies.
The Warriors is about a gang (appropriately called The Warriors) fighting their way back to their home turf after they are accused of killing a renowned city gang leader. They are pursued by countless other gangs including The Baseball Furies, The Orphans and (my favorite) The Lizzies. What's really great about this film is that not only the title gang is memorable. Each gang has it's own personality and is full of their own awesome characters and you find yourself picking a favorite gang and hoping that the one you picked will be the one to bring down The Warriors. This is a fantastic film that is full of memorable quotes, a great storyline, awesome gangs and a lot of classic 1970s scenery.
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