Peaceful Warrior

Peaceful Warrior
Peaceful Warrior
  • PG-13
  • 2h 0m
  • 2007
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An inspirational and triumphant film about the power of the human spirit, Peaceful Warrior is the incredible true story based on Dan Millman's bestselling novel. A gifted young athlete, bound for Olympic gold, Dan has it all: trophies, talent, and all the women he wants. But after a life-changing event, Dan comes to rely on Socrates (Nick Nolte), a mysterious stranger, and Joy (Amy Smart), an elusive young woman, to teach him the secret to overcome incredible odds and tap into new worlds of strength and understanding. Hailed by celebrities and critics alike, Peaceful Warrior is "an inspiring film that could change lives." - Sting

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Critics Consensus: Based on a best-selling memoir, Peaceful Warrior loses something in the transition from page to screen. It hits the viewer over the head with philosophical jargon, and ultimately fails to live up to its source material.
Reviews
Orlando Sentinel
Roger Moore
Rotten

January 29, 2019
Chicago Reader
J. R. Jones
Fresh

[A] watchable exercise in Zen hokum.

June 21, 2017
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Hap Erstein
Rotten

Maybe there are worthy films buried in collections of spiritual homilies, but Peaceful Warrior is...

January 29, 2019
Detroit News
Tom Long
Rotten

Don't go see Peaceful Warrior. Don't tell your friends about it. Try to forget you ever heard of t...

June 21, 2017
Detroit Free Press
John Monaghan
Rotten

A movie about spiritual awakening that plays like a spliced-together string of New Age fortune coo...

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Like Karate Kid -- without the karate.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that although the content in this inspirational sports drama is fairly mild -- the hero parties a lot and sleeps with a string of women in the beginning but eventually transforms his life -- it won't be interesting to most kids and tweens. It's better suited to teens who are prone to thinking about self discovery and analysis. The somewhat-New Agey tale is based on a true story and deals with big issues like inner emptiness and the meaning of life -- not exactly light entertainment.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:March 30, 2007
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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