DVD: Warrior

By admin
17 February 2012

Rating: 4/5

2011. 134 min. 13LV.

Drama. 

Mixed martial-arts fighter Tommy (TOM HARDY) returns to Pittsburgh to ask his father, a recovering alcoholic (Nick Nolte), to train him for a tournament.

Meanwhile estranged brother Brendan (JOEL EDGERTON), a family man, is struggling to make ends meet and decides

to enter the same tournament.

This moving film sticks to the uplifting sport movie formula but the gritty setting, realistically dysfunctional family and superb performances make you forget the plot contrivances.

A brilliant move is to get the viewer to root for both competitors and who wins isn’t a foregone conclusion. The intense fight scenes are gripping but not for sensitive viewers.

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