Once Were Warriors

Once Were Warriors

"A family in crisis, a life in chaos... Nothing is more powerful than a mother's love."
  • R
  • 1994
  • 1 hr 39 min
  • 7.9  (31,520)
  • 77

Once Were Warriors is a movie that was acted in 1994. This movie was written by New Zealand author, Allan Duff, and directed by Lee Tamahori. The story line is about a man and his wife, Jake and Beth. And their family problems that evolved around poverty, alcoholism, and domestic violence that was caused by the head of the family, Jake. Despite the disapproval of Beth's parents for her not to marry Jake, she decided to run away from their village home town and got married to him. When they came together as husband and wife, they lived in an old and dilapidated council building for 18 years. During this period, God blessed them with six beautiful children. After some time, Jake losses his job. And this singular act, changes his life completely. He turns to a drunk. Instead of him to claim down, take stock and see how he can move on, he rather decides to squander the retrenchment benefits he was paid by his employers. He spends his time and resources with his friends drinking at the pub all day long. Because he consumes too much alcohol which has affected his sense of reasoning, he no has control over his temper any more. He brings his friends home all the time for parties and when his wife want to advise him, he disrespect and assault her in front of his friends and children. And because of this bad habit, his wife too starts consuming alcohol out of frustration. There is confusion in the house and everything takes the wrong direction. Even the children, whom their mother loves very much can not be protected anymore. And because of the assaults she gets from her husband, she has become fragile and weak. Instead of trying to help her children out, she gives up completely. The conclusion is that many things go wrong in the family. The children become something else. One becomes a member of a bad gang. The other gets arrested for criminal matters and is taken away from his parents. And finally, they lose their 13 year old daughter to the cold hands of death. Beth couldn't take this anymore. She decides to take all her children and return to her parents home.

Once Were Warriors
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Once Were Warriors is a movie that was acted in 1994. This movie was written by New Zealand author, Allan Duff, and directed by Lee Tamahori. The story line is about a man and his wife, Jake and Beth. And their family problems that evolved around poverty, alcoholism, and domestic violence that was caused by the head of the family, Jake.

Despite the disapproval of Beth's parents for her not to marry Jake, she decided to run away from their village home town and got married to him.

When they came together as husband and wife, they lived in an old and dilapidated council building for 18 years. During this period, God blessed them with six beautiful children.

After some time, Jake losses his job. And this singular act, changes his life completely. He turns to a drunk. Instead of him to claim down, take stock and see how he can move on, he rather decides to squander the retrenchment benefits he was paid by his employers. He spends his time and resources with his friends drinking at the pub all day long.

Because he consumes too much alcohol which has affected his sense of reasoning, he no has control over his temper any more.

He brings his friends home all the time for parties and when his wife want to advise him, he disrespect and assault her in front of his friends and children. And because of this bad habit, his wife too starts consuming alcohol out of frustration.

There is confusion in the house and everything takes the wrong direction. Even the children, whom their mother loves very much can not be protected anymore. And because of the assaults she gets from her husband, she has become fragile and weak. Instead of trying to help her children out, she gives up completely.

The conclusion is that many things go wrong in the family. The children become something else. One becomes a member of a bad gang. The other gets arrested for criminal matters and is taken away from his parents. And finally, they lose their 13 year old daughter to the cold hands of death.

Beth couldn't take this anymore. She decides to take all her children and return to her parents home.

Once Were Warriors is a 1994 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 39 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.9 and a MetaScore of 77.

Where to Watch Once Were Warriors

Once Were Warriors is available to watch free on Kanopy. It's also available to stream, download and buy on demand at Amazon, Google Play, Apple TV, YouTube VOD and Vudu. Some platforms allow you to rent Once Were Warriors for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.

  • Release Date
    1994
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    1 hr 39 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    7.9  (31,520)
  • Metascore
    77