Release Date: September 9, 2011
Director Warrior script: Gavin O’Connor
Screenwriter Warrior script: Gavin O’Connor, Anthony Tambakis, Cliff Dorfman
Starring Warrior script: Joel Edgerton, Tom Hardy, Jennifer Morrison, Nick Nolte, Maximiliano Hernandez, Frank Grillo, Erik “Bad” Apple
Genre Warrior script: Action, Drama
MPAA Rating Warrior script: PG-13 (for sequences of intense mixed martial arts fighting, some language and thematic material)
Review: 9/10 rating
DVD Review: Not Available
DVD: Not Available
Movie Poster: One-Sheet | Joel Edgerton Poster | Tom Hardy Poster
Warrior script Plot Summary: Rising stars Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton command the screen as two estranged brothers facing the fight of a lifetime in Lionsgate’s “Warrior,” a moving, inspirational action drama from acclaimed director Gavin O’Connor (“Miracle”).
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.
Warrior script The Plot: Ex-Marine Tommy Riordan (Hardy) returns to his hometown of Pittsburgh to train for a mixed martial arts tournament with a major cast prize. Looking to his father (Nolte), an alcoholic former coach, for guidance is tough enough, but Tommy’s chosen path also is putting him on a collision course with his older brother, Brendan (Edgerton), a former MMA and current struggling parent.
THE BUZZ Warrior script: Snaps to Lionsgate for casting a pair of non-Americans in the newest project from writer-director Gavin O’Connor (Miracle, Pride and Glory). Though Hollywood has yet to turn the world of mixed-martial arts into a hot movie, this one looks like it might register with critics and mainstream audiences alike — maybe because it feels just like The Fighter? Look for the Cult of Tom Hardy to grow in members.