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Warrior

ages 14+ | 89% Say It's Worth Your Time

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.


Runtime: 2 hr 19 min

Genre: Action , Drama

Director: Gavin O'Connor

Producer: Michael Paseornek, Gavin O'Connor, John J. Kelly, Lisa Ellzey, Greg O'Connor, Jordan Schur, David Mimran

Cast: Bryan Callen, Nick Nolte, Kevin Dunn, Jennifer Morrison, Joel Edgerton, Kurt Angle, Frank Grillo, Tom Hardy, Denzel Whitaker, Maximiliano Hernandez, Sam Sheridan, Fernando Chien, Jack McLaughlin, Erik Apple

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Rated PG-13 Thematic Material|Some Language|Int. Mixed Martial Arts Fight

  • 3 of 10 Sex & Nudity
  • 7 of 10 Violence & Gore
  • 5 of 10 Profanity

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  • Bob (Male)

    ages 14+ | Not Worth Your Time

    I struggled whether to rate this movie worth your time or not. Are there aspects that are worth your time? Absolutely, but do they outweigh the parts that aren't worth your time? No.

    Parents should know that this show contains graphic scens of MMA or UFC type violence and has a quite a bit of profanity with one memorable f-bomb.

    The biggest reason I am rating this movie as not worth your time is the overall message. What was it? That if you have problems with someone you just fight it out and beat each other up until your anger and frustrations are magically resolved? That's what it seemed like in this movie.

    Seriously, it seemed like there was so much deep emotional pain from the characters in this movie that was merely resolved by the brother dueling it out at the end. That is not the message of forgiveness among family members that I was hoping for.

    February 5th, 2013 · Details
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  • Blaze187 (Male)

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    This movie was ok. The fight scenes were good but I thought the ending left too much unfinished or unsaid. I'd give this movie a C+

    November 3rd, 2012 · Details
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  • Ken (Male)

    ages 15+ | Worth Your Time

    Warrior is surprisingly well-done for a movie about MMA fighters. It embraces the cliche 'troubled past' character build and doubles it for a dual-storyline of brothers who end up facing each other in the ring. There is no sex/nudity to speak of, only a moderate amount of language, and the violence shown is in the context of professional fighting.

    The one thing that really bothers me is that the movie seems to end 2-3 minutes early. It's almost like the writers didn't really know how to resolve the storyline so just cut it short and figured the audience would come up with their own ending. Felt like a cop out after so much time was spent building to the final moment.

    August 17th, 2012 · Details
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  • kyle.august (Male)

    ages 14+ | Worth Your Time

    This movie was awesome! Rocky 2.0. Even my wife really enjoyed this movie.

    July 10th, 2012 · Details
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  • Clinnell (Male)

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    I am not an MMA fan at all so I put off seeing this movie for a long time but after a lot of lobbying by a friend I watched it and feel in love with it. You don't have to be an MMA fan or understand MMA to enjoy this movie.

    The best part of Warrior is the acting. The two main characters are brothers from Philadelphia but they are both played by actors from Britain, but you wouldn't know. Nick Nolte plays their father and also does a fantastic job.

    The story is very compelling and draws you in from the beginning. Some people I talked to did not like the ending but I absolutely loved it. I am a big fan of the early Rocky movies and I felt this movie captured the essence of those earlier Rocky movies.

    There is some pretty brutal MMA fight scenes as well as some language and of course the one use of the R-rated curse word but this film is definitely worth a watch.

    November 22nd, 2013 · Details
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  • Sharkbait (Female)

    ages 15+ | Worth Your Time

    I do not watch MMA fighting, but I enjoyed this movie about two participants of MMA. Each man prepares for his goal of winning the MMA Championship separately, and each man has equal need for the prize money. The storyline was cohesive, and the movie did not just focus on the MMA fight. There is foul language and occurances of alcoholism.

    July 18th, 2013 · Details
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  • jeremymacey (Male)

    ages 14+ | Worth Your Time

    There is a lot of Mixed Martial Arts fighting in this film. There are a lot of mature themes to the movie as well, with a father that fights alcoholism after his family has been torn apart and the idea that fighting your brother will make him forgive you. That definitely is not how life typically works. Overall though I was compelled to watch it through to the end, curious to see what would happen and how things would be resolved in the end. Overall I felt like it is worth a watch, but not worth a spot in my personal DVD collection.

    April 15th, 2013 · Details
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  • JohnClyde (Male) KSL Critic

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    This film is powerful, inspirational and extremely well done. Nick Nolte gives the performance of his life as a repentant father. It's not a sit down with all the kids and watch as a family film. It's PG-13 for a reason.

    The movie has MMA in it, but it is not an MMA movie. Too often people assume it's about MMA and move on. If that is you, then you have missed out on a really great film.

    March 1st, 2013 · Details
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  • kevin.daughtrey (Male)

    ages 9+ | Worth Your Time

    This is a movie where Conan O’Brian fights his angsty brother who has daddy issues. Seriously though, when I saw the preview for this movie in theaters both my wife and I laughed out loud. I have always assumed that your IQ automatically dropped the moment you put on a “TapOut” shirt on. That being said, this movie was kind of a guilty pleasure for me. I only watched it because Netflix said it recommended it for me with four stars. Who knew the rating system on Netflix actually work (actually it works pretty well most of the time). So I say grill up some steak, grab a beer and watch a bunch of roided out meatheads go at it!

    August 15th, 2012 · Details
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  • andrewmacey23 (Male)

    ages 15+ | Not Worth Your Time

    I'm on the fence about this movie. I saw this once and felt like I never needed to see it again. I think that if you're going to watch this show to see some cool MMA/UFC fights, than you'll enjoy those parts of it. I felt like the parts that they weren't in the octagon, the story was depressing and slow. The overall theme of the show isn't great. Two brothers that are from a dysfunctional family are angry with each other, so they fight and then it's all rainbows and butterflies. Not very true to life and doesn't send a good message to kids in my eyes. The movie is based around fights, so there obviously is a lot of violence. If you're an adult who likes MMA/UFC, it may be worth your time to check it out, but I wouldn't watch this around kids.

    October 10th, 2013 · Details
  • ryanwford27 (Male)

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    Definitely worth your time. The movie is somewhat predicable, but you will love it. It's an inspirational movie about family.

    October 4th, 2013 · Details
  • randybgunn

    ages 14+ | Worth Your Time

    I didn't expect this movie to be so good. I really didn't even want to watch it because I am not a fan of MMA. This is such a great movie though. The acting is great, the story is deep and touching and even though it is about MMA, I was amazed at how tasteful it was. This is great!

    August 23rd, 2013 · Details
  • James.Brown (Male)

    ages 14+ | Worth Your Time

    Great flick about brothers, overcoming the past with resolve.

    December 17th, 2012 · Details
  • tyler.markus.54 (Male)

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    Great story. Watched it not knowing what it was about and loved every minute of it. My wife even enjoyed it!

    November 6th, 2012 · Details
  • Chris (Male)

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    Loved this movie! Great back story and awesome ending.Very touching and heartfelt! One of my favorite moveis by far!

    October 29th, 2012 · Details
  • hotsoup (Male)

    ages 14+ | Worth Your Time

    One of my favorite movies.

    July 29th, 2012 · Details
  • chrisgarner (Male)

    ages 14+ | Worth Your Time

    This is a movie about mixed martial arts fighting. I saw previews for this and thought that there was no way I would ever be interested in such a film. The film was marketed more like a fight movie than for what it is. The drama, plot, and acting in this movie are excellent. Tom Hardy is so good, in fact, that for the entire film, even though my wife was telling me it was British guy from Inception, I would not believe her. That is how different his character is. The family in this movie is a sad one with a sad past. Watching them work through their problems is really the point of the movie. And there is some fighting, too. Tom Hardy plays an estranged son who comes back to his formerly alcoholic father for some training in an upcoming international fight tournament. His brother, a high school physics teacher with a wife, two kids, and a house that is foreclosing in a month, enters the same tournament hoping to save his house. If the fighting was not so vicious, I would have loved this film. If this were the story of a broken family trying to mend fences through competitive cooking, for example, it would have been awesome! Erm…well, maybe not. If you’re up for watching an excellent story and suffering through some brutal violence, give this one a go!

    July 10th, 2012 · Details
  • stolman (Male)

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    A very well acted film. Worth watching.

    April 17th, 2012 · Details
  • WhiteKnightMm2 (Male)

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    This is like Rocky Balboa and Cinderella man. It is about family, forgiveness, and believing in yourself. I am a wrestler and the moves were pretty amasing too. It is a serious movie but very uplifting. And honestly, it made me think of the atonement. A man who fights but wants comfort seeking something, not wanting to admit it, and the only one who can be there for him is his Older Brother, the one he has to give in to.

    April 9th, 2012 · Details
  • travlucas (Male)

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    Seriously one the best movies of 2011. maybe a little cliche but I really enjoyed it and the acting by Hardy and Nolte was pretty epic. I loved the tie to Moby Dick.

    March 21st, 2012 · Details
  • vidar (Male)

    ages 12+ | Worth Your Time

    Loved this movie, very exciting, story was very good with lots of emotion and realism, two brothers who have come from an abusive past and have drifted apart, trying to forgive and come together again.

    November 4th, 2011 · Details
  • schulte_scott

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    Best movie that many people skipped. It's not an MMA movie. It has amazing story line about family and forgivingness. It is the best movie by far of this year and in a long, long time.

    October 25th, 2011 · Details
  • rememberer (Male)

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    I like this movie. Mixed martial arts is the vehicle to carry the plot, but the real story for me lay in the efforts of a father and his two sons to get over an abusive past, to forgive each other, and to reconnect. There is plenty of action, but the violence is not as graphic as you might expect. This is, however, a film for mature viewers.

    October 22nd, 2011 · Details
  • dogmanaut (Male) Deseret News Critic

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    A truly excellent film. Easily one of the best of the year, and maybe the best fighting/sports movie since the original "Rocky." Great action, three Oscar-worthy performances from its leads, and a subtle examination of important themes. THIS is the kind of movie we need more of. Go see it. It deserves an audience.

    September 27th, 2011 · Details
  • bstrangfeld0

    ages 14+ |

    It does say the so called "F" word, but I have heard it more in other movies, but it is a very well made movie.

    September 19th, 2011 · Details

Okfor ages12+