MSDTV Flicks: In A Fight To The Finish, “Warrior” Is Victorious |Review|


Lionsgate’s WARRIOR is not your average fight movie. Yea, it follows the pattern of fights, graphic violence and some sort of reconciliation — but unlike most fight flicks,  this movie offers a clear vision – a story you can identify with and believe.

Taken right out of our current times — rising stars Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton compel us into their story as two estranged brothers facing the fight of their lives — to win back their family and respect.

Directed by Gavin O’Conner, the inspirational action drama takes you into an emotional story that makes you ultimately question, what do you fight for?

Check out the full summary and pictures after the break:

Tommy (Tom Hardy, left) and Brendan (Joel Edgerton, right) in WARRIOR. Photo credit: Chuck Zlotnick

Haunted by a tragic past, Marine Tommy Conlon (Hardy) returns home for the first time in fourteen years to enlist the help of his father (Nick Nolte) to train for Sparta, the biggest winner-takes-all event in mixed martial arts history. A former wrestling prodigy, Tommy blazes a path toward the championship while his brother, Brendan (Edgerton), an ex-fighter-turned teacher, returns to the ring in a desperate bid to save his family from financial ruin. But when Brendan’s unlikely, underdog rise sets him on a collision course with the unstoppable Tommy, the two brothers must finally confront each other and the forces that pulled them apart, facing off in the most soaring, soul stirring, and unforgettable climax that must be seen to be believed.

A rousing ode to redemption, reconciliation and the power of the human spirit, WARRIOR is also a moving testament to the enduring bonds of family. WARRIOR stars Joel Edgerton (Animal Kingdom, Star Wars: Episode III), Tom Hardy (the upcoming The Dark Knight Rises, Inception, Black Hawk Down), Jennifer Morrison (“House”, Star Trek) and Nick Nolte (Tropic Thunder, The Thin Red Line). The film is directed by Gavin O’Connor; screenplay by Gavin O’Connor & Anthony Tambakis & Cliff Dorman and story by Gavin O’Connor & Cliff Dorfman. Lionsgate and Mimran Schur Pictures present a Lionsgate / Mimran Schur Pictures production. A Solaris Entertainment and Filmtribe production.

Nick Nolte stars as ‘Paddy’ in WARRIOR. Photo credit: Chuck Zlotnick