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The Princess and the Warrior is an unpredictable, mythic tale about haunted outcasts that is both dazzling and disquieting.
Dallas Morning News:
An inquisitive, aggressively stylistic film, sympathetic to its characters and eager to take risks.
New York Times:
Despite its storytelling skill and shimmering visual polish, The Princess and the Warrior is a curiously dispassionate film.
Formalistically elegant and meticulous, yet ultimately unengaging.
Every person's behavior, Tykwer demonstrates with a flourish, is ultimately a matter of chance.
Princess and the Warrior is a botch, but it's the kind of bad movie that can only happen to a good-and potentially great-filmmaker.
Has one of the most thought-provoking and intelligent scripts of any movie I have seen in recent months.
What's special about the film is at a deeper level, down where [Tykwer] engages with the souls of his characters.