A street gang is blamed unfairly for a rival gang leader's death and must fight its way home to Coney Island from the Bronx.
The Warriors combines pure pulp storytelling and surprisingly poetic images into a thoroughly enjoyable cult classic. The plot is mythically pure (and inspired by a legendary bit of Greek history): When a charismatic gang leader is shot at a conclave in the Bronx meant to unite all the gangs in New York City, a troupe from Coney Island called the Warriors get blamed and have to fight all the way back to their own turf--which means an escalating series of battles with colorful and improbable gangs like the Baseball Furies, who wear baseball uniforms and KISS-inspired face make-up. Pop existentialism, performances that are somehow both wooden and overwrought, and zesty, kinetic filmmaking from director Walter Hill (Southern Comfort, 48 Hrs.) result in a delicious and unexpectedly resonant operatic cheesiness. --Bret Fetzer --This text refers to the Blu-ray edition.
Sensational NYC gang warfare film from the seventies. Although the dialogue is a little flimsy, the bizarre team strips of the separate gangs, the general evocation of the dismal... Read morePublished 18 days ago by michael mcnaught-davis
Really enjoyed watching this film again after all these years. I took note of other reviewers and made sure that I got the original version of film, which this is.Published 22 days ago by Alison Jordan
One of Hill's masterpieces, with a great sense of rhythm achieved through editing and a great direction where words are few and all the story is built upon a fantastic photography... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Elleppi
timeless classic, but i hated the special edition. i do not wish to watch a classic street violence film and have cartoon cut scenes in it. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Chris