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Warrior Reviews

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December 7, 2011
A superb drama, and a remarkable sports film.
December 6, 2011
Its most rewarding moments being the well-choreographed brutal MMA fight scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
November 24, 2011
This tale of two brothers competing in a mixed martial arts contest is gritty, laboured and totally devoid of suspense or surprise, despite the best efforts of actors Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 19, 2011
Warrior makes a creditable attempt at expanding the scope of the MMA films - and whilst not always successful - the powerful performances should keep many people happy
November 16, 2011
Suddenly Thunderdome doesn't seem like such a pipe dream anymore.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 31, 2011
Formulaic yes, but the best iteration of this formula in a very long time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
October 26, 2011
Warrior is a superbly acted and emotional film about manhood, family and never submitting to life's beat downs.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
October 26, 2011
Its three leads certainly deserve consideration for their artfulness in being able to infuse it with intimations of quality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 26, 2011
Dotted with emotional honesty and strong storytelling that you only find in truly special movies.
October 25, 2011
Grainy, hand-held cinematography can't lend authenticity to the forced emotion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 24, 2011
The film's great achievement is not in the way it manages to drop us suitably wimpy audience members right into a good ol' fashioned no-holds-barred fight, but that it can be ... touching, heartbreaking and emotionally satisfying at the same time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 22, 2011
As fight films go, Warrior is as gutsy as they get, with not just a big cash prize at stake but a whole family
October 22, 2011
A towering, punchy film in which redemption is the key theme ...a career-making role for Edgerton
October 18, 2011
A welcome throwback to big studio movies with heart, mind, and blood running through their veins.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 9, 2011
There have been a lot of movies about fighting, but few have been more personal and emotional than this one about a whole family of fighters divided by a bitter past of desertion, alcoholism, regret and death.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 30, 2011
Relies on the graininess of the indie/gritty shaky-camera style rather than on the integrity of the narrative to convince viewers the film is more artful than cornball.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 28, 2011
Few attempts are made to explain the technicalities and nothing is left to the imagination in terms of the brute strength required at this level.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 26, 2011
easily one of the best sports dramas in recent years
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 25, 2011
A mélange of Rocky, On the Waterfront, The Wrestler and The Fighter.
September 23, 2011
Just enough unexpectedly terrific moments of big-ticket emotion and quiet introspection to make a cliché-barraged first hour and eye-rolling plot turns feel more disappointing. Still, it boasts vivid fight choreography and a trio of top performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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