Matt's Review of Warrior
"Rocky" may be a classic, and "The Fighter" may have gotten all the awards, but "Warrior" now has my vote as the best boxing movie of them all. And the reason for that may be because the boxing (or sorry, "mixed martial arts") acts simply as a backdrop to a bigger story: a story about a family that long ago fell apart and bitterly went their separate ways. Guilt. Forgiveness. Intensity. Redemption. The stakes are high and the characters real: I found myself glued to their stories and deeply caring about what happened to them. With the best acting performances of the year so far, "Warrior" is an epic drama that easily throws most of its cinematic contenders out of the ring... (just a little boxing humor).