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September 18, 2011

The best film of the year so far.

This film almost made me shed man tears. You like the characters, the fights are realistic and Warrior features easily the best scene of the year.

Warrior is a film about a broken family putting themselves back together. One brother is a teacher who is deep in debt and needs to keep a roof over his families head. Tom Hardy is an Iraq war vet who is fueled by anger and can punch through six feet of metal. Nick Nolte is a reformed drunk who is trying to piece together everything he broke apart.

I am a huge fan of MMA. Warrior features great fights. The only odd thing is that none of them go to the judge’s decision. I love the film Rocky and its sequels but the fights are cartoonish. In this film you feel each punch due to the realistic choreography and the use of actual MMA fighters.

The director Gavin O’Connor was able to collect young and old talent. Tom Hardy is a force of nature. Joel Edgerton is a rising star and Nick Nolte is the best he has been in years. What I loved about Edgerton’s character is that he is a teacher/fighter/bouncer who fights for family. I used to be a teacher/bouncer and it is great to see similar characters making it big.

Watch this film. It needs the support. You won’t be disappointed.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Jonny permalink
    September 18, 2011 3:23 pm

    Don’t discredit your self “mood swings”….your high kicks are high enough.
    I can’t wait to see this one. I wish sports movies would pan out a little more though. I just feel that they rely too much on the drama of the sport and don’t focus on getting us to care for the characters. But when they do (like Friday night lights or rudy, both make me water up) it’s money baby!

  2. September 19, 2011 1:13 pm

    Great review. The cliches are there but Edgerton, Hardy, and Nolte rise this above being just than just Rocky with MMA. It’s a well-made and emotionally gripping story that brings out some real gut-wrenching moments as well as the great knock-outs. Check out my review when you can!


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