The best comicbook film of all time may be this film, and it wasn't even derived from a comicbook, but instead, takes from their aesthetic in a dazzling, vibrant, and exaggerated style that somehow still never loses its 1970's grit. The Warriors oozes badass in its look, tone, and style at all times. It's pulpy popcorn as pure art. And is one of macho film director Walter Hill's best.
that was entertaining, i really loved it and i'll watch over & over again if i can. it become a favorite (after my first watch.), it so stylish & have been screened in an artistic way that i've never seen in a film that released before the year 1979. thanks walter hill for manga-tale classic. (should be an anime series.)
Essentially a glorified B-movie. Not sure if it really qualifies for 'cult' status but there is certainly enough iconography and tropes to warrant the glut of its many subsequent imitations. With an almost guerilla style, Hill's rough and ready film-making helps to breathe an authenticity into its gritty world.
Cult cinema at its finest. The Warriors has stood the test of time not because of its technical brilliance, but because its dystopian vision of New York is so thoroughly executed. Every gang brings their own peculiar charm & the soundtrack oozes cool, all under the backdrop of a fascinatingly squalid 70s NYC closer to fact than fiction. The Warrior's hasn't aged too well, but you can still dig it suckas.
I saw this in the early 80s and have always remembered it. Good to see it again and see that it's still a bit special. The story is very simple: get home alive, but I see it now as almost elegaic; more concerned with aesthetic, atmosphere and dynamic tension than story telling.