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Once Were Warriors

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Action / Drama

Released By / Year

New Line Home Entertainment / 1994


A drama about a Maori family in a city New Zealand. Lee Tamahori tells the story of Beth Heke’s strong will to keep her family together during times unemployment and abuse from her violent and alcoholic husband.
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Quick Review

Once Were Warriors is a raw and extremely effective drama, that touches a nerve. The movie is brutal and keeps a tight grip on the viewer and then rips everything apart. It is sure to leave a long lasting impression.

Online: Sunday, August 25, 2013