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Once Were Warriors ()

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Summary: A family descended from Maori warriors is bedeviled by a violent father and the societal problems of being treated as outcasts. (imdb)

Genres: Drama, Crime

Country: New Zealand

Directed By: Lee Tamahori

Written By: Riwia Brown, Alan Duff

Starring: Temuera Morrison, Taungaroa Emile, Rena Owen, Mamaengaroa Kerr-Bell, Julian Arahanga, Rachael Morris Jr.

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Once Were Warriors belongs to 34 collections
1. boobs (public: moderated by Pickpocket - 40 stars)
2. Fuck my life (public: moderated by kyle.loomis - 24 stars)
3. IMDb Top 250 Complete (public: moderated by Jorg - 14 stars)
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A movie about a bunch of poor morons that have no direction in life and generally don't care about anything. The monologue at the end was laughable and unneeded. "My people once were warriors and you were a slave!" WE WUZ KANGS Yeah, some scenes are powerful but it's so overdone that after 30 minutes, you get it. I didn't need 100 minutes of a) guy getting drunk, b) guy beating the shit out of wife, c) guy yelling "you need to learn your place!" at wife and d) tragedy! over and over and over
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Affectingly melodramatic but ultimately conventional. Directorial debut that attracted undue praise at time of release, paving the way for a very unremarkable career.
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A mondern Maori story.
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A very well done movie if you're in the mood to be depressed and cringe a lot. But it's the kind of movie I personally only want to watch once. The warriors aspect is really cool.
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A sad examination of a family living with an abusive alcoholic father and a culture of violence. Drunken parties, fist fights, wife & child abuse undermines & destroys the family. As they endure the appalling conditions the family begins to disintegrate. Some repetitive plot points. Acting performances was mostly good. Fights seemed realistic. The end was predictable, abrupt & a bit clumsy. The theme, drama & stupidity of the characters was sometimes hard to enjoy.
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