The Warriors

The Warriors ★★★★

A movie that back in 1979 probably was a controversial gang movie, now feels dated to its time. It's still a gritty movie with intense action, endearing characters (the Warriors) and instantly quotable lines. Some of the fighting feels cheesy now (Warriors against gang painted to look like baseballs) but their struggle to return to their home in Coney Island helps keep the audience invested in what's happening. A romance between Mercy and Swan feels natural and does not detract from the film.
My Take: A movie that deserves its cult status with great pulp feel and instantly quotable line. The action and characters aren't bad either.

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