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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…
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…
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…
Gavin O'Connor's Warrior takes place inside the Octagon of Mixed Martial Arts and features Joel Edgerton and Tom Hardy as a pair of estranged brothers who come together at a $5 million winner takes all tournament in Atlantic City.
Let's be honest about it, this film gives us nothing new in terms of a sports film. We do get a bit of back story on both of the brothers and a scene stealing turn from Nick Nolte, but as the DVD cover says, it rolls all the Rocky films into one. Hardy's Tommy is an AWOL marine fighting his own demons after suffering PTSD in Iraq. He's also carrying the hero tag as he saved the lives of fallen comrades…
What an absolute masterpiece. A tremendous good MMA movie. Great story and the characters are deep and believable.
I think the fighting is not only about the fighting. It is the physical representation of the struggle between Tommy, Brendan and the father. The struggle to forgive and to move on with their lives.
A must see for everyone.
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Warrior is one of those films that comes along once in a while and just really grapples you into submission (Excuse the pun).
I've seen Warrior now about 5-6 times and it still has not lost the emotion and intensity from when seeing it the first time. It truly is one of the most underrated movies in my opinion so would suggest watching it if you haven't.
The three main performances from Tom Hardy, Joel Edgerton and Nick Nolte are all exceptional and work in unison without one in particular stealing the show from one another, working perfectly to allow you to feel equally for each main role.
I almost....almost joined an MMA gym because of this movie.
surprisingly a traditional and washed-out movie concept managed to fascinate me in ways, i did not expect. most of it is owed the top-notch performances and the great soundtrack though.
I think about every option for stories in fighting movies has been tested with; especially stories with kinship themes. So why not make a movie where family members have to go at it? Enter Warrior into the exhausted fighting genre ring.
Warrior presents a story of two desperate and conflicted brothers battling to win a big cash prize. Clearly the movie isn't fresh and it is riddled with clichés and many other typical struggles befitting a movie of it's genre. The screenplay though is quite excellent and interesting, presenting a compelling plot, dialogue, and characters.
The acting is also done very well. Tom Hardy is good as the gigantic mass of quiet anger, while Joel Edgerton plays a more cliched…
Easily the one of the most satisfying films of 2011 as well as one of the best. Joel Edgerton, Tom Hardy, and Nick Nolte are terrific; all three give some of the best performances of 11. An emotional powerhouse that features some brilliant drama sequences that make the film one of the most touching and realistic I've seen in a while.
This is not a movie about brotherhood told through fists (as it so often is). Tom Hardy is powerful in his broken, angry state, and the other one is a classic, loveable underdog. The final fight feels practically mushy.
It is simply incredible how amazing the acting here is, and I'm saying this because these guys had to train very hard to make those fighting sequences, but the drama scenes are equally amazing!
That final fight... awesome!
well, this certainly was a surprise. with "fighting" movies, i usually have to sit through all the fight scenes to get to the drama, but with this film, i was invested in the fights sequences and actually cared about what happened. the characters are written extremely well that you care about them and their actions. you care about whether they're going to win or lose. you're not just watching some mindless entertainment, you're seeing characters who develop and the fighting scenes were a great tool to show that. i was completely taken by surprise when i found myself completely immersed in the story. i didn't take my eyes off the screen until my laptop gave me a low battery warning. that's truly a sign of a good movie.
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