Warrior
Warrior (2011)

Haunted by a tragic past, ex-Marine Tommy Conlon (Hardy) returns home for the first time in fourteen years to enlist the help of his father (Nick Nolte) to train for SPARTA, the biggest winner-takes-all event in mixed martial arts history.… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 20, 2011
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Warrior relies on many of the clichés that critics of the genre love to mock -- and it transcends them with gripping action, powerful acting, and heart.

Anna Smith
Time Out

This doesn't pack a punch like 'The Fighter' - but it's still a must for grapple fans.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

It's too corny to live. But the picture is a slam dunk. I mean a ground-and-pound double-leg takedown. It's really gripping.

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Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show

Warrior is an ode to valour-ruined men, in war, in peace, in the octagon.

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Bruce Diones
New Yorker

The movie is so skillfully made, and the performances are so convincingly real (Hardy is sensational), that, as it reaches its cathartic, winning finish, it achieves a surprising compassion and honesty.

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Mary F. Pols
TIME Magazine

Warrior's three principle characterizations are compelling - Nolte in particular gives a tempered performance as the shambling, sad-eyed wreck of a dad - but not enough to mask the film's lesser elements.

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Glenn Dunks
Trespass

Director Gavin O'Connor tries sprucing up the material by swapping out boxing for mixed martial arts, but it's still the same old story told the same old way. At least Real Steel had robots.

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Bob Mondello
NPR

Warrior ends up feeling a lot bigger than you expect it to.

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William Goss
Film.com

The beats are familiar, the stakes are high, the fights are brutal, and the rewards are just.

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Will Leitch
Deadspin

The punches always seem that much harder when you understand just why they hurt.

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Flixster Audience Score: 92% Flixster User Reviews
Thomas Bowler
Sports movies are tired. Have been for a while. You can see each beat coming and it all feels like a colour by numbers experience. Most of the time. Then… More
Dean !
A great, engrossing film. Picked a good cast for it to, a real mix of Rocky & The Wrestler combined along with some awesome fights.
Al S
It`s a hard knockout with fist, feet and heart. A spectacular and heart-pounding action-packed drama. A masterpiece. Director, Gavin O`Connor crafts a… More
Sam Barnett
More than a little implausible and full of cliches, "Warrior" nonetheless emerges a champion - it's beautifully shot, brilliantly acted, and full… More
EightThirty .
03/03/2013 (Online)
Eugene Bernabe
A gripping and reality-driven story that beats you to the punch and grabs you by the heart. The gritty in-your-face action was well interpreted and rare in the… More

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