Once Were Warriors

7.9

Once Were Warriors

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Rena Owen

Beth Heke

Temuera Morrison

Jake Heke

Mamaengaroa Kerr-Bell

Grace Heke

Julian Arahanga

Nig Heke

Storyline

Set in urban Auckland (New Zealand) this movie tells the story of the Heke family. Jake Heke is a violent man who beats his wife frequently when drunk, and yet obviously loves both her and his family. The movie follows a period of several weeks in the family's life showing Jake's frequent outburst of violence and the effect that this has on his family. The youngest son is in trouble with the police and may be put into a foster home while the elder son is about to join a ... more


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Movie Berry

01April 2010

«Once Were Warriors» is a 1994 drama. Director Lee Tamahori's (Along Came a Spider) powerful adaptation of author Alan Duff's best-selling novel centers on the troubled life of a Maori family crippled by poverty, bigotry, alcoholism and domestic violence. Rena Owen stars as Beth Heke, a beleaguered mother who struggles to care for her three children while battling the demons of her erratic, often violent husband, Jake (Temuera Morrison). «Once Were Warriors» directed by Lee Tamahori. You can download «Once Were Warriors» right here!

JimmyDkid

Karma3044

Grade

A+

Yes cult classic21 June 2013

Great movie about NZ Maori warrior/bikers. Not everyones cup of tea but lots of violence and troubled people. Hey look at the amount of awards and judge for your self. Watched it at the movies so a while ago now, but i did not feel ripped of paying full price for viewing it once...

Jacksparrow

Karma2930660

Grade

A+

a powerfull movie27 December 2012

a good movie examining a cultures forced westernization and stripped of its heritage and made 2nd class citizens of their own land, hence the agressive culture born from it.

Groo

Karma53833

Grade

B+

Pretty good04 September 2012

Very good drama, well acted, nice interesting film that shows how complicated human emotions can be, but it is violent and some scenes are uneasy to watch.

Lizzy

Karma1298190

Grade

A+

This was a good movie04 April 2012

This was a good movie

Mad About Movies

Karma1317540

Grade

A+

good movie worth watching04 March 2012

good movie worth watching

richie74

Karma289742

Grade

B+

thanks for the comment18 July 2011

gives us info about the movie

Lizzy

Karma1298190

Grade

A+

Thanks for that comment good to know25 June 2011

Thanks for that comment good to know

Mad About Movies

Karma1317540

Grade

A+

good movie21 January 2011

Good movie in its day.

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