Released movie: Warrior

Movie Title: Warrior

Release Date: September 12, 2011

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Review:
Warrior is centering on the world of the raw and brutal form of competitive fighting known as mixed martial arts.
Tommy (Tom Hardy) and Brendan (Joel Edgerton) are brothers with emotional scars of a childhood raised by an abusive and alcoholic father (Nick Nolte). He coached them to compete in local high school wrestling matches, pushing the two brothers against each other, not only physically, but battling for attention and approval. Tommy escaped his toxic home with his mother while Brendan stayed behind.
When Tommy returns after a 14-year absence, he is bitter, resentful and secretive. He makes an uneasy truce with his now sober father to help him train for a winner-takes-all MMA event in Atlantic City. Brendan may seem to have it all together. He is a respected high school teacher with a happy family but is swamped in a burden of medical bills and a mortgage he can’t pay. He resorts to the former fighting glory of his past as a way to make ends meet. Neither brother realizes that they’re on a collision course as they enter the same event.
Writer and director Gavin O’Connor, whose credits include Pride and Glory and Miracle, triumphs in creating an unpredictable but extraordinarily realistic storyline and gritty, believable dialog from his players.

Director and actors

Director – Gavin O’Connor

Frank Grillo

Joel Edgerton

Tom Hardy

Jennifer Morrison

Nick Nolte