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Rated PG-13 · 139 minutes · 2011

Action, Drama
This movie about a pair of brothers vying for money and self-worth in a mixed-martial-arts tournament is kept out of the ditch by two powerful performances. While the story itself is rather melodramatic, Nick Nolte as a broken father trying to patch together a relationship with his grown sons, and Tom Hardy as an absolute powder-keg of anger and hurt, are so riveting that they overcome everything that’s subpar. It doesn’t hurt that the fighting scenes feel incredibly genuine, and that they aren’t sprinkled in merely for effect. They’re a big part of the appeal, especially when Hardy is onscreen.
Official Site: www.warriorfilm.com
Director: Gavin O'Connor
Producer: Gavin O'Connor, Greg O'Connor, Michael Paseornek, Lisa Ellzey, David Mimran, Jordan Schur and John Kelly
Cast: Joel Edgerton, Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte, Jennifer Morrison, Frank Grillo, Kevin Dunn, Maximiliano Hernandez, Bryan Callen, Sam Sheridan, Kurt Angle, Erik Apple, Denzel Whitaker, Fernando Chien and Jack McLaughlin

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Portland Mercury Gloves Off Warrior packs a big punch to the gut. by Ned Lannamann 09/08/2011
Boise Weekly The Projector: Movies opening Friday, Sept. 9 Harry Shearer on Katrina failures; two brothers fight for the belt; A-list actors try to save humanity (yeah, right); Bucky Larson is born into porn; and a UN peacekeeper finds trouble in Eastern Europe. It's all at the movies. 09/09/2011
Indy Week Two brothers duke it out MMA-style in Warrior I was totally unprepared for the quality and gritty emotional depth of Warrior. Its real lessons about betrayal, familial strife and America's widening stratification are universal and timeless. by Neil Morris 09/07/2011
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Boise Weekly The Projector An original shark thriller (not); an embarrassed golfer in Utopia; Don Cheadle as an FBI agent; brothers in battle; and footage of Apollo 18's last mission that we weren't meant to see. It's all at the movies. 09/02/2011
East Bay Express Warrior Let's hear it for the underdogs. by Kelly Vance 09/07/2011
Colorado Springs Independent Brothers in arms: Warrior Despite that litany of sports-movie clichés, this one's entertaining, engrossing and inspiring. by Anders Wright 09/08/2011
The Coast Halifax Warrior cuts emotional chord, cheese MMA drama somewhere between The Fighter and Bloodsport by Matthew Ritchie 09/08/2011
Colorado Springs Independent Opening this week Contagion, Creature, Warrior and other film events around town. 09/08/2011

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