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A Warrior's Heart (2011)



Average Rating: 2.6/10
Critic Reviews: 8
Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 7

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After his father's death, high school lacrosse star Conor Sullivan becomes self-destructive but through a new love interest and his passion for this sport, Conor discovers the warrior within himself. -- (C) Official Site


Drama, Action & Adventure, Kids & Family

Martin Dugard

Feb 7, 2012

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All Critics (12) | Top Critics (8) | Fresh (2) | Rotten (10)

Everything that happens is certain to happen from the first minutes, and the only hope is that these things might happen quickly or in some new or interesting way. They don't.

December 8, 2011 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
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The greatest lacrosse movie of the 21st century...

December 8, 2011 Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Respectably crafted but thoroughly predictable.

December 2, 2011 Full Review Source: Variety
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With an emotional depth roughly equivalent to that of his lacrosse stick, the lunk-like Lutz mourns his Marine dad's death...

December 2, 2011 Full Review Source: New York Post
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A ho-hum drama whose many moving parts feel decidedly recycled.

December 1, 2011 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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Factory-issue jingoism, yielding no surprises and frightfully few insights.

December 1, 2011 Full Review Source: New York Times
New York Times
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Cheesy lacrosse-as-metaphor film has some mature themes.

June 3, 2014 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

Perhaps best received as a workout for the Twilight junior varsity ...

December 14, 2011 Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Nixon and Reagan would have loved this movie.

December 1, 2011 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

A Warrior's Heart is so inept at developing itself as a film that it hands in all of its devices to the soundtrack itself and becomes a music video.

December 1, 2011 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

Audience Reviews for A Warrior's Heart

"The story is about a boy who is angry at the world and is aggressive on the field. Although he seems to have the talent for the game, his temper gets the best of him which makes him a liability on the field. So when his dad comes home from the war, he moves his family to his old home town and has his son attend the same school he did so he can play on the same lacrosse team as he did. But soon after arriving his father is killed in action. This makes Conor act out more and eventually leads him to being arrested for destroying school property. Then enters Sgt. Major Duke Wayne. He takes Conor up to some kind of camp to have him work through his issues and discover why there is no "I" "TEAM".

A sad sappy movie with not enough heart. Not to mention some shitty acting. The plus side of seeing this movie is that I learned something new about the game lacrosse. I would go into great detail of what that was, but I forgot, lol. So maybe I didn't learn anything from seeing this afterall. Oh well. See it if wanna."
January 22, 2013

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A little cheesy, but heart warming enough to be good, though. Decent cast. Decent story for a relaxing afternoon movie.
March 12, 2012

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    1. Brooklyn: This a story about the guy I fell for, but to really understand why you have to know a little bit about the game he loves.
    – Submitted by Carly D (2 years ago)
    1. Brooklyn: It's funny what you notice the first time you see someone: convidence, a nice smile, a little connection. But what you don't notice, what's imposiable nocie at first glance is everything else: at lest everything that counts.
    – Submitted by Carly D (2 years ago)
    1. Brooklyn: A heart is a funny thing, it can break, it can beat a little faster. But the most important thing it can do is heal; and if you follow it, it will lead you anywhere you need to go.
    – Submitted by Kitt C (2 years ago)
    1. Brooklyn: Funny what you notice the first time you see someone...
    – Submitted by Chris P (2 years ago)
    1. Brooklyn: It's hard to say if warriors are born, or if there are made by circumstances.
    – Submitted by Chris P (2 years ago)
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