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Warrior [DVD]

Tom Hardy , Joel Edgerton , Gavin O'Connor    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (169 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Tom Hardy, Joel Edgerton, Nick Nolte
  • Directors: Gavin O'Connor
  • Format: PAL
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Lions Gate Home Entertainment UK Ltd
  • DVD Release Date: 20 Feb 2012
  • Run Time: 140 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (169 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00505QA90
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 951 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


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Warrior stars Tom Hardy (Inception, The Dark Knight Rises) and Joel Edgerton (The Thing). An inspirational and exhilarating rollercoaster of a film, Warrior centres around Tommy (Hardy) – an ex marine haunted by a tragic past, who enlists the help of his estranged father (Nick Nolte) to train up for the fight of his life. A former wrestling prodigy, Tommy blazes a path towards SPARTA - the biggest ‘winner takes all’ Mixed Martial Arts event in history. His brother, Brendan (Joel Edgerton), an ex-fighter-turned teacher, also returns to the ring in a desperate bid to save his family from financial ruin. So 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 - in the ultimate face off.


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37 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Drama, Great Action 17 Oct 2011
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There is a saying that "there are no new stories" and this is a case in point. As other reviews have pointed out the struggling under dog, two battling brothers, "father issues" and the one last chance to get what you want does mean that this could be the UFC Cinderella Man or coming out in the same year even a bit like the autumn version of The Fighter.

However if you accept that all films have a passing similarity to at least something that's gone before then this is a highly polished example of a familiar tale, it is further enhanced by an excellent script and brilliant acting, Tom Hardy in the space of a year has been the wise cracking forger in Inception, the skittish English spy in Tinker, Tailor and now the huge and powerful ex US Marine Tommy in the warrior, it's hard to believe it's the same guy in all 3 films and yet is completely believable playing these very different characters. Dare I say it, could he be this generation's De Niro? However the role of the now sober alcoholic and abusive dad was written for Nick Nolte and a bit like the character he's portraying Nick knows this could be a last hurrah and grabs onto the role with both hands giving a performance that is a master class in understated acting (surely a best supporting actor nomination in the Oscars?). Then Joel Edgerton plays the most likeable of the central trio as the MMA (Mixed Martial Arts- don't call them cage fighters!) fighter who after getting badly hurt turned to teaching, but now has to step back into the ring. He may not have the power house moments of the other 2 but he's the easiest character to root for as it's simply win fights or lose his house and as he has a wife and 2 small kids it's an emotional resonance perfect for the current domestic anxieties across the globe.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hot Hot Hot 29 May 2013
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Great film, much better storyline than imagined and watching Tom Hardy looking so hot in a pair of shorts is every girls dream isn't it......
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
By Ed F
I know nothing about MMA or UFC but...

...putting aside the mawkish cliché, which this film has a streak of a mile thick, its hard to say a bad thing about it. However, this is less "all the Rocky's rolled into one" than The Wrestler with less subtle character arcs.

It has a trio of very fine performances, from Hardy's brutish, emotionally wounded war vet, to Edgerton's all round dignified good egg, and Nolte's guilt ridden father who is trying to repair his life and atone his sins.

The fight scenes are frenetic and well shot, with convincing bruising action.

Come the end i and the g/f were both very emotionally engaged in the whole affair and im not ashamed to admit on a couple of occasions the drama was genuinely upsetting and uplifting.

Highly recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Knock Out!! 18 Jan 2012
I love Gavin O' Connor films, this guys directs and writes this stunning, moving and brutal family sports drama and he blends all together a good sports movie and a moving drama together so well, just like he did with his police drama "Pride and Glory". Tom Hardy is the next big thing, this guy is going places and I can't wait to see his performance in Batman next year.

But as for this, he is truly outstanding, this is without a doubt Tom Hardy second best peformance in his career (first being Inception) and he is really worthy of a Oscar win or nomination for his portrayal of "Tommy", the role is almost silent role, he has speaking roles but this role requires parts of the emotion to feed through facial expressions, etc and Tom pulls a hard punch. The Best Supporting Actor award for this year so far is going to Nick Nolte who portrays the father "Paddy", he portrays such strong emotion that is hard not to be moved, when we see him in a particular scene in a hotel room drunk, we know that part is coming at some point and when it does, its breathtaking.

When he begins walking over to "Tommy" at the door, it can be portrayed a a frightening thing, because of his past and how he is acting. It's such a strong and emotionally driven role and he hits it right on the nail.Joel Edgerton portrays "Brendan" a family man who is at the end of a rope to support his family, I have to say whilst Joel gives a good performance as a man at his wits end and is desperate, Joel's performance is the weakess in the film, I'm not saying he is terrible, hell no, he has some cracking scenes such as the end fight and his confrontation of his father on the front lawn.

But the thing Joel's performance lacks is emotion.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I popped his shoulder...(spoilers) 18 Mar 2014
An ex-Marine haunted by a tragic past, Tommy Riordan, returns to his hometown of Pittsburgh and enlists his father, a recovered alcoholic, to train him for an MMA tournament awarding the biggest purse in the history of the sport.

As Tommy blazes a violent path towards the title prize, his brother, Brendan, a former MMA fighter unable to make ends meet as a school teacher, returns to the amateur ring to provide for his family.

Even though years have passed, recriminations and past betrayals keep Brendan bitterly estranged from both Tommy and his father.

But when Brendan's unlikely rise as an underdog sets him on a collision course with Tommy, the two brothers must finally confront the forces that tore them apart, all the while waging the most intense, winner-takes-all battle of their lives.

It's well acted, and is very entertaining, but on the other end of the spectrum, the film is way too long, and predictable.

From the upstart, we know that Brendan is going to come up smelling of roses, because he has the family, Tommy on the other hand, has a huge chip on his shoulder and the attitude as well, any seasoned film goer should know the outcome.

The director does throw a little curve-ball when we learn that Tommy will give his prize money away, but it's far too late to change the mind of the viewer, because Brendan is a nice guy, with all the school behind him.

The three leads though are amazing and really put their all into the film, making that little more watchable.

But for critics saying that this is better than Rocky, they should really throw in the towel.

Good, but not amazing.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars hot hot hot hot
Anything with Tom Hardy deserves 5 stars... good story and brilliant cast. All about the muscles.. whole family enjoyed the movie
Published 8 days ago by Angela Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
Absolutely love this film, tom hardy is especially amazing, i swear he could act just using a few grunts and his eyes. Read more
Published 11 days ago by megz
3.0 out of 5 stars Promising but sadly lacking.
I am a big fan of his genre and of the actors within this film but it could have been better.
It seemed to run out of steam about 2/3rds of the way through. Read more
Published 11 days ago by Gingernutski
5.0 out of 5 stars an excellent film
Excellent film, Tom hardy and Joel Edgerton are fantastic in it. The fighting is amazing and the story line keeps you gripped until the end. One of my favorite films.
Published 24 days ago by Shellymacbee
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful film
Really surprised by this film. Was not too sure at first, thinking it was going to be another Rocky styled film, but it is so much more than that. Can not recommend highly enough.
Published 24 days ago by Ben Curtis
5.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed this film
I really enjoyed this film, good story line and kept you wanting to see who gonna win!! Tom hardy in a film, what's not to like!!!
Published 25 days ago by A mum
5.0 out of 5 stars dvd
a present for an inlaw. glad i got hold of this dvd as its a great film very exciting to watch
Published 27 days ago by dawn
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth watching. Recommended greatly.
Watched this movie with a friend. Neither of us had seen it before. Loved it. Brilliant acting, directing, storyline. Well worth watching. Read more
Published 1 month ago by MattP
5.0 out of 5 stars Didn't expect it to be AMAZING
I saw the blurb for this film and though another "Rocky, The Wrestler, The Fighter" I gave it a chance and was blown away by how good it is, the storyline is surprisingly... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Jezza
5.0 out of 5 stars Tom Hardy is in it - enough said!
Again not one of your BIG blockbuster movies, but it has all the elements that make a fab movie, drama, thriller, fighting and love. Loved it.
Published 1 month ago by Elayne
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