desmonda’s review published on Letterboxd:
Probably the best MMA movie out right now. Although I wish it was still a little more realistic this is still a really great movie. Tom Hardy who almost has this Mike Tyson like feel to his character gives a badass performance. Joel Edgerton gives my favorite performance from him. Everyone loves a great underdog & I also loved how his specialty was jiu jitsu. However Nick Nolte delivers such a powerful performance that really keeps this movie real. He steels the show in every scene he was in. I also really liked the use of real athletes & celebrities as well as the overall storyline.