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Peaceful Warrior (2006) In the ranks of improbable gymnastics coaches, Nick Nolte falls just below the cartoon version of Mr. T (whose adventures on the parallel bars I… 2006-06-02 PG-13 Drama Scott Mechlowicz Nick Nolte Amy Smart Lions Gate Films
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Peaceful Warrior (2006)

MPAA Rating: PG-13

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Image credit: Peaceful Warrior: Chuck Zlotnick
EW's GRADE
C+

Details Limited Release: Jun 02, 2006; Rated: PG-13; Genre: Drama; With: Scott Mechlowicz and Nick Nolte; Distributor: Lions Gate Films

In the ranks of improbable gymnastics coaches, Nick Nolte falls just below the cartoon version of Mr. T (whose adventures on the parallel bars I suggest you YouTube). Nolte plays ''Socrates,'' a magical blue-collar Buddha who gruffly Yodas a college gymnast named Dan Millman (Scott Mechlowicz). The real Millman's personal-growth classic Way of the Peaceful Warrior is the source for Peaceful Warrior, this self-congratulatory self-help seminar, which plays as high comedy, thanks to Nolte's slurry sensei. Let's just say he smells (to the cynic) a little more Tsingtao than Tao.

Originally posted May 31, 2006 Published in issue #880-881 Jun 09, 2006 Order article reprints