• Warrior (2011)


Release Date: September 9th, 2011

DVD Release Date: December 20th, 2011

PG-13 |2 hr 19 min

Plot Summary

An estranged family finds redemption in the unlikeliest of places: the MMA ring. Tommy (Tom Hardy), an ex-Marine with a tragic past, returns home and enlists his father (Nick Nolte), a recovering alcoholic and former wrestling coach, to train him for "Sparta," the biggest MMA tournament ever held. But when Tommy's underdog brother, Brendan (Joel Edgerton), fights his way into the tournament, the two brothers must finally confront each other and the forces that pulled them apart.

Cast: Joel Edgerton, Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte, Jennifer Morrison, Frank Grillo, Kevin Dunn, Maximiliano Hernandez, Bryan Callen

Director: Gavin O'Connor

Genres: Drama , Action

Production Co: Mimran Schur Pictures, Lionsgate

Distributors: Lionsgate Films

Keywords: Wife, Melodramatic, Rise, Inspiring, Quest, Gripping, Soldier, Rivalry, House, Underdog, 2010s, Father

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    O'Connor gives the film a dark, moody look, which is the best choice for so many roiling emotions. This is not a traditional stand-up-and-cheer fight movie; the undercurrents are too strong and deep. show more

  • 90

    One of the most heart-wrenching and deeply felt films of the year. show more

  • 90
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    It's a long movie that feels short: It grabs you in early scenes, intense though low-key before all hell breaks loose, then keeps you riveted to its mostly male characters. show more

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Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012)
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role