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Actors of "Once Were Warriors"
Characters of "Once Were Warriors"
Directors of "Once Were Warriors"Lee TamahoriBirthdate: 22 April 1950, Wellington, New Zealand
Creators of "Once Were Warriors"Riwia BrownAlan Duff
Critic Reviews of "Once Were Warriors"New York Daily NewsFebruary 21, 2017
Once Were Warriors has more to say than the traditional TV-movie about spousal abuse. But some viewers will have to pay a price: This is a movie that requires strength and fortitude to sit through.Seattle TimesFebruary 21, 2017
Mamaengaroa Kerr-Bell, who plays Grace, had never acted before, and neither have a couple of the other key players. But under the careful direction of television veteran Lee Tamahori, they all do credible and forceful work.Chicago ReaderFebruary 21, 2017
A gritty, powerful first feature by Lee Tamahori.Chicago TribuneFebruary 21, 2017
The howling raging energy of the prize-winning New Zealand film Once Were Warriors rushes at you, hits you like a smack in the face.Entertainment WeeklySeptember 07, 2011
The violence in Once Were Warriors (Fine Line, R), a tumultuous domestic drama from New Zealand, erupts with terrifying suddenness.VarietyJuly 22, 2008
The barren lives of members of an urban Maori family are rigorously exposed in this rugged and painful picture, based on Alan Duff's novel.South Florida Sun-SentinelFebruary 21, 2017
Once Were Warriors is a savage and dismaying tale of a venerable culture in decay and a film difficult to recommend.Baltimore SunFebruary 21, 2017
It's a fine, fierce and nearly unforgettable movie.TV GuideFebruary 21, 2017
There's little new here, but uniformly powerful performances (especially Owen's) give the tale unexpected power and depth.Film4February 21, 2017
Tamahori's direction is consistently sharp and the film showcases two immensely powerful performances by Morrison and Owen.Reel Film ReviewsMarch 31, 2016
The film isn't, ultimately, quite able to reach the heights attained by its star...EmanuelLevy.ComDecember 23, 2006
One of the most powerful, ultra-realistic dramas about domestic violence--As the battered wife, Rena Welson should have received a Best Actress nomination.
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