The Warrior's Way

The Warrior's Way


Dir. Sngmoo Lee. 2010. PG-13. 100mins. Jang Dong-gun, Kate Bosworth, Geoffrey Rush, Danny Huston.

Taciturn swordsman Yang (Jang) hightails it to the American West to hide out from his spurned former clan members. There, he teams up with a tough gal (Bosworth) out for revenge, a drunken former bank robber (Rush) and some Fellini-esque circus folk to do a little East-meets-West ass-kicking. Someone surely thought to call this knowingly ridiculous genre mash-up Cowboys vs. Ninjas, though even that title wouldn’t hint at all the you-gotta-be-kidding-me craziness on display. Flying samurai, a disfigured outlaw (Huston at his lascivious best) and a wisecracking black dwarf named 8-Ball? Yeah, we’ve got that.—Keith Uhlich


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