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Fight for Family
An ex-Marine haunted by a tragic past, Tommy Riordan (Tom Hardy) returns to his hometown of Pittsburgh and enlists his father (Nick Nolte), a recovering alcoholic and his former coach, to train him for an MMA tournament awarding the biggest purse in the history of the sport. As Tommy blazes a violent path toward the title prize, his brother Brendan (Joel Edgerton), a former MMA fighter unable to make ends meet as a public school teacher, returns to the amateur ring to provide for his family. Even though years have passed, recriminations and past betrayals keep Brendan bitterly estranged from both Tommy and his father. But when Brendan's unlikely rise as an underdog sets him on a collision course with Tommy, the two brothers must finally confront the forces that tore them apart, all the while waging the most intense winner-take-all battle of their lives.
This film has no right to be as good as it is. It is predictable, it is about guys beating each other up, it is a testosterone filled fight film with all the subtelty of a freight train and it is unbelievably melodramatic.
Yeah, whatever, this film (wait for it, there's an incredible pun coming) knocked me out cold.
Films like this don't need to be groundbreaking, they need to be engaging. If Rocky was someone you couldn't root for, that movie would have been awful. The strength of Warrior is drawn from a love/hate triangle that is acted to a standard not often seen in films like this.
Tom Hardy plays damaged goods really well. He is a force…
A powerhouse of intense emotions, rousing action & gut-wrenching drama, Warrior is an ingeniously crafted & expertly balanced sports drama that bears every genre-cliché in its plot, has a predictable storyline and yet it manages to leave most of its viewers emotionally drained & immensely satisfied in the end. The dark horse of its year that came out of nowhere to surprise & stun almost everyone, this underrated masterpiece is in my opinion one of the greatest sports films ever made.
The story concerns two estranged brothers who enter the MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) tournament while the plot mainly covers their struggling relationship with each other as well as their father. Dealing with the themes of redemption, forgiveness & indomitable will of the human spirit…
I really wanted to see this on the cinema and missed it. I hate it when that happens. The one thing I didn't want this to be was a modern version of rocky. I love that movie, but there is a time and place for it, that was the eighties.
Tom hardy and nick nolte are both great. The former once again pulling off a flawless American accent and completely delving and enveloping himself in the role, both physically and mentally. However, the biggest standout was Joel edgerton who excelled. Especially in the second half of the film. At the end his performance "in he cage" isn't just one of physicality but you feel every emotion he is feeling. An…
On paper it sounded terrible and in truth the director didn’t instill a great deal of confidence either, but despite it hitting all the familiar story beats for this type of film I found it a moving and exhilarating experience. Warrior plays out exactly how you expect it to but this can be said about practically every fight film ever made. The inevitability and the triumph over insurmountable odds is one of the great cinematic treats the ‘genre’ has to offer and Warrior does this final showdown better than most.
Moving the action from the boxing ring to the MMA cage works wonders. Bar the indifferent Redbelt there really haven’t been too many cage based movies of note and Warrior…
Warrior is a film about MMA fighting. I couldn't give two shits about the sport, never watched it and even now I don't have the urge to. Warrior is as predictable as they come, a trait in a film I would normally complain about. Warrior constantly shows us the reactions of various friends and loved ones as they watch the fights on television, fists pumping and screams of encouragement, which can often times feel like cringe worthy emotional pandering. This all adds up to a run of the mill sports film mess, right? The exact opposite actually. Warrior is a film that moves me emotionally, inspires me, forcing me out of my seat to pump my fists and scream right…
What an absolute masterpiece. A tremendous good MMA movie. Great story and the characters are deep and believable.
A must see for everyone.
When it concentrates on the fighting fun its good entertainment, when we have Nolte crying, and brotherly love, neglect nonsense its a bit of a pain and very predictable however, aside from Nolte's over the top performance everyone plays it well and I enjoyed the 2plus hours I just wish it was a little less po faced.
Great movie and a heck of an ending. Shame on the marketing team for playing this movie off so generically, it could have/ should have been a bit hit!
A short note, if you intend to watch this film as a fighting film you will (from my experience) be disappointed especially at the ending but if you are looking for a masterpiece family drama than look no further. Just be prepared for some fights.
Warrior is the story of two estranged brothers, Brendan Conlon(Joel Edgerton) and Tommy Riordan(tom hardy) who come on a collision course with each other, in a large MMA tournament and out of the cell. At first, this would seem to be a movie about MMA and fighting with a bit of story but the MMA is just the background for a moving film about family life and relationships.
An original idea is presented and the…
This was an emotionally very intense movie, I've basically been watching it from the edge of my seat throughout its duration. The underlying story is very sad and it served as the catalyst for the events that unraveled, it hit me quite strong because unity within a family is something I hold very dearly and seeing such a negative aftermath of events being portrayed caused me to subconsciously reflect and be once again thankful for the family that I have. The fight scenes were quite intense and progressed in intensity as the movie went on so I observed each clash motionlessly from the edge of my seat. Every actor brought their A-game and executed their roles with emotional fragility which…
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just let me cry in a corner will you
tom hardy's performance i want to die
i just cried so much the last 20 minutes tbh im trash
A great movie. Hardy steals the limelight with a fantastic performance. Definitely worth watching
nonostante il film vada su certi binari prestabiliti, il tutto risulta troppo curato per non essere apprezzato, anzi, ma che dico, per essere amato.
Viewed on Netflix
Everything about Warrior works.
On paper it seems very clichéd but don't read it on paper.
Instead, experience it on celluloid.
The cast are phenomenal.
I loved it all.
Top to bottom.