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|Peaceful Warrior |
Actors: Scott Mechlowicz, Amy Smart, Nick Nolte, Ray Wise, Karen Landry
Studio: Uni Dist Corp. (mca) Release Date: 01/08/2008 Run time: 121 minutes Rating: Pg13
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Barbara W. from MANCHESTER, NH
Reviewed on 3/3/2010...
A good rendering of the book as I recall it.
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Peaceful Warrior is a inspirational movie that I highly reco
Porfie Medina | Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA | 05/15/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I saw this movie back in April and I can say it was truly awesome and very inspirational! According to previous reviews this movie has been out since last summer. I received free tickets to see this courtesy of blockbuster, otherwise I probably would have never came across this movie. Dan Millman is a gymnast who is a popular jock and seems to have it all. Dan has a great body, good looks, and has a charm that allows him to get almost any girl. All this seems to be great for Dan's ego, but deep down inside he is far from happy. He starts to have these violent dreams that keep him up late at night. One night when Dan can not sleep he wanders in to a service station and meets a mysterious man. This man who Dan calls "Socrates" will help take him on one of the most amazing journeys of his life. This journey will become one of the most important things when Dan has a motorcycle accident and shatters one of his legs along with his dreams of being in the Olympics. Peaceful Warrior is based on a book, and the movie is one of the most inspiring movies to come out in a very long time. I will not say any more because I don't want to ruin it for those who have not seen it. I will say this is one great movie and Im glad it is finally coming to DVD. I highly recommend this great movie!
"Take Out The Trash Dan" ~ There's No Higher Purpose Than Se
Brian E. Erland | Brea, CA - USA | 07/02/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Based on allegedly actual events chronicled in Dan Millman's book `Way of the Peaceful Warrior' the film `Peaceful Warrior' released in `05 takes the audience on a shamanic spiritual journey in the most unlikely of places, a twentieth century urban center, more precisely, Berkley, California.
Synopsis: Dan Millman is a top gymnast at U. C. Berkley yet despite his many successes he feels empty and incomplete inside. Plagued by dreams of failure Dan is unable to sleep and finds himself wandering the streets in the early hours of the morning. When he stops at an all night gas station and service mart he meets a man of unconventional wisdom who begins to instruct him on the process of clearing his mind of all the useless garbage it contains in order to view himself and the world around him in a brand new way.
`Peaceful Warrior' is one of those rare films that both entertains and teaches without sacrificing one for the other. The production values are high, the dialogue believable and the performances strong. Scott Mechlowicz was definitely the right choice to play the role of Berkley gymnast Dan Millman and Nick Nolte delivers one of his best performances in years as the mysterious Socrates, garage attendant and "New Age" Zen Master. Add to the mix Amy Smart as Dan's love interest Joy and you have a little romance as well. I did find the film to be slightly uneven here and there, the best moments taking place whenever Nick Nolte (Socrates) is on screen. However the message is so well presented and the actors so amiable any minor gliches are forgivable.
My Rating: 4 1/2 Stars."
The Here and Now
F. Garciarubio | San Diego, CA | 08/27/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"What an awesome film! This is the very kind of film that can transform our mad society into a more conscientious and peaceful place. In an era of extreme politics & religion, this film brings so many wonderful things together in an almost fantastical way that a lot of us wish we experienced. Without any politics, God or heavy religion guilt trips, it delivers a tremendous message of accountability, prosperity and hope.
This movie impacted me in the most fabulous way. Nick Nolte who has the reputation of one the wildest druggies, rebels and maniacs; in this film he plays "Socrates" the angel. I hope his life has truly changed and this film is a reflection of how his life is now. Highly recommended and hope that the film gets 30,000 viewings so it can make it to the Big Screen. Not just independent theaters."