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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.
Vendiéndola rápido: típico drama familiar, padre alcohólico, madre muerta por una enfermedad, y hermanos peleados, que se lo juegan todo en un combate de lucha libre. ¿Suena muy clásico y aburrido, no? Pues aquí está el truco: O'Connor la desarrolla y dirige tan espléndidamente que mantiene en tensión constante, e incluso se permite introducir pequeños toque cómicos, muy muy ligeros y casi con calzador, y no molestan, sino todo lo contrario, desalivian de la angustia por cada combate de una manera que no es de esperar.
A pesar de ser predecible (todos saben que el último combate será entre los hermanos), maneja tan bien cada pelea anterior que hay momentos en los que el espectador duda, y sufre. Sufre como si estuviese enfrentándose contra Koba en carne y hueso.
Y cabe añadir lo último, que es evidente y está más que dicho: Tom Hardy tiene una capacidad innata para comerse la pantalla.
Badass as fuck.
UFC is probably the only fighting sport I can bear watching and they certainly did a good job building a story around this one.
Family drama disguised as MMA movie. The movie uses many tired dramatic concepts to increase stakes but they never amount to much since Warrior is all about the two lead actors. The nonexistant plot and the unconvincing style are elevated by commited performances and tonal consistency, which makes the thing just about watchable.
Also, Beethoven doesn't go with violence, Kubrick failed at it too.
As the plot advanced, my expectation and interest grew very much. Nice actings, everything's ok. The way the story ended bothered me a little, it was somehow cliché. I was expecting another kind of finale considering the epicness of this film - a more sophisticated one (not too simple). But still a nice work.
Absolutely loved this movie. The story of these two brothers are incredibly touching. Comming from different backgrounds and lifestyles. This movie was not just about the fighters it was everything else that made this movie so great.. From their supporters to their father it was an intense emotional experience throughout this movie.
Would absolutely recommend this movie. 5/5
This is a good movie. Sometimes it seems a little overstuffed with things going on since there's essentially two main characters, but for the most part it works. Honestly, I do really like this movie, I just think it's a little overrated by people I know.
Cliches aside, "Warror" is a compelling, well-acted study of the toxic nature of masculinity that amounts to more than just a chick-flick for dads.
Siento que se podía explotar mucho más su gran potencial, aun así una muy buena película.
im so emo about this movie so so emo
1940-2014; not quite to 600 yet.
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