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The Princess and the Warrior

Movie Commentary by Scott Ventura


Scott's Rating:
4 / 5
Times Seen:
Viewing Date:
July 2002
IMDB Name:
Princess and the Warrior, The (2001)
Tom Tykwer
drama, romance
MPAA Rating:
R for disturbing images, language and some sexual content.


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The Tension

Tom Tykwer made a stateside name for himself with 1999's high-energy Run Lola Run. His brand of action resonated with audiences who'd seen enough cinematic gunplay to last a few lifetimes. In that film, the tension drove extreme action and movement, mostly in the form of the titular running Lola. I suppose it's possible for Princess and the Warrior to be more different, but not by much. One of the commonalities, though, is the tension. This is high-octane, white-knuckle tension. Minutes of eerie quiet pass by with life and death and love on the line, and it's great.

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