There’s been quite a few fight films on the list so far;Rocky , The Wrestler and i think one more but this is by far the best fight movie I’ve ever seen.It pretty much has it all,the troubled fighter,the under dog and a few other bits and pieces.Warrior follows journey of two estranged brothers who compete in a winner takes all mixed martial arts competition.Both with different reasons for competing.One brother is doing it out of necessity as he’s lost his job and the bank is going to take the house.The other is doing it out of obligation because his ‘brother’ he served with in Iraq was killed and he wants to give the money to his widow and two kids.Nick Nolte stars as their dad,a stellar performance,who was an alcoholic and cause the brothers to be separated when they were 16.Tom Hardy does an excellent portrayal of a man full of hate.Good casting.Heart wrenching stuff.The only one thing i would change in the film would be the montage half was through,i’d cut about 2 minutes out of it.
IMDB RATING – 8.1
MY RATING – 8.7
SEEN BEFORE – NO
RECOMMEND? – YES
OVERALL – A FIVE PIECE OF WORK.NEVER EVEN HEARD OF THE DIRECTOR BEFORE.