A battle of gigantic proportions is looming in the neon underground of New York City. The armies of the night number 100,000; they outnumber the police 5 to 1; and tonight they're after the Warriors - a street gang unfairly blamed for a rival gang leader's death. This contemporary action-adventure story takes place at night, underground, in the sub-culture of gang warfare that rages from Coney Island to Manhattan to the Bronx. Members of the Warriors fight for their lives, seek to survive in the urban jungle and learn the meaning of loyalty.
Warriors....come out to plaaaaay!
- The Warriors review by Alex D.
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The Warriors is considerably better than I expected it to be, both technically and stylistically. During a New York gang conference, The Warriors are framed for the assassination of Cyrus, a unifying warlord. Every gang, from The Baseball Furies to The Gramercy Riffs, wants to waste them as they trek back home to Coney Island. It's a simple chase movie with flamboyant characters, tight pacing, and a dreadful, heavy and menacing atmosphere. I love that back-story and elaboration are largely ignored in favour of highly focussed action and snappy progression. The end result is a bare-knuckle, no-nonsense adventure that knows precisely where its strengths lie. Thorougly entertaining from beginning to end!