Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Warrior (2011)

Director: Gavin O'Conner. Cast: Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte, Joel Edgerton. 140 min. Rated PG-13. Sports.

Two out-of-luck sons of an alcoholic father through separate paths train to participate in a high-prize mixed martial arts tournament. So from the get-go you know the two brothers will fight each other in the final match. No surprise there. Question is: does the story offer a worthy ending to that final match? Somewhat. But it takes such a long time to get there; the screenplay has this strange repetitive pattern of one character being thick-headed about a decision, and another trying to persuade him/her to change his/her mind. 83% on the Tomatometer? Could easily edit out half an hour.

PS: Attractive presence here by Tom Hardy, who graced Inception, and is to play Bane, Batman's "back-breaking" nemesis, in the upcoming Dark Knight Rises.

Mo says:


  1. I think it had a good ending...any ending except that ,might turn it to a cliche...because the real is : someone must win...always someone must win.... and logic is dominant on emotion almost ...such challenge was beautifully portrayed in final scene.
    agree about Tom of the very attractive tough male character has presented by him in this movie.I think the movie goes to my top ten list of 2011.

  2. Wow ... that good? Maybe I missed the value of the movie. Too predictable to me.