The movie Warrior has been under advertised but not under rated and if you see it, you will know why. This movie was incredible with great acting, great fight scenes, great story, and great everything. If you like good "sports" stories, MMA, good drama, and hot dudes, you should see this movie.
A young man, Tommy Conlon (Tom Hardy), comes home to his father, Paddy Conlon (Nick Nolte), that he hasn't seen in a very long time. Tommy left with his mother years earlier to escape his father's drunken abuse. Tommy's brother, Brendan (Joel Edgerton), is a physics teacher with a family who doesn't see his father either. Brendan used to fight MMA and goes back to fighting to try and stop the foreclosure on his house. Both brothers see the huge tournament that has come up, the Spartan Tournament. The tournament is a world wide bracket of 16 fighters where the winner gets 5 million dollars. Both train and get into the tournament where Tommy is a big contender and Brendan is the underdog. To to win, they have to fight some big and scary dudes, including a huge Russian that is slotted at number one.
The movie is full of family tension and fights. The brothers and the father all argue and fight each other with some sad things said (well I was sad). You eventually learn things about Tommy and why he is in the fight and Brendan learns things about his brother and father. At the end, you don't know who to cheer for, but come away with a warm heart. I loved this movie and I think you should go see it cause I have a feeling that it is going to win some awards.
The movie is rated PG-13 for fighting and some language.