Warrior Reviews

September 21, 2011
This doesn't pack a punch like 'The Fighter' - but it's still a must for grapple fans.
September 19, 2011
The movie is so skillfully made, and the performances are so convincingly real (Hardy is sensational), that, as it reaches its cathartic, winning finish, it achieves a surprising compassion and honesty.
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September 16, 2011
Warrior ends up feeling a lot bigger than you expect it to.
September 11, 2011
It's too corny to live. But the picture is a slam dunk. I mean a ground-and-pound double-leg takedown. It's really gripping.
September 10, 2011
Warrior's three principle characterizations are compelling - Nolte in particular gives a tempered performance as the shambling, sad-eyed wreck of a dad - but not enough to mask the film's lesser elements.
September 9, 2011
The beats are familiar, the stakes are high, the fights are brutal, and the rewards are just.
September 9, 2011
O'Connor films the fight scenes, and the fight training scenes leading up to them, with the requisite oomph.
September 9, 2011
For all the contemporary references, it's essentially a spin on the story of Cain and Abel, which may be the reason it feels timeless.
September 9, 2011
It's also a fight movie that knows all the fight movie cliches and doesn't shy away from embracing them wholeheartedly. But it hits its marks and hits them well, and feels fresh even as it traffics so deeply in the familiar.
September 9, 2011
Warrior is a weirdly affecting hybrid, a 100-proof melodrama that's two-thirds Sylvester Stallone and one-third Eugene O'Neill. Think Rocky's Long Day's Journey into Night.