Haunted by a tragic past, an ex-Marine Tommy Riordan (Hardy) returns home for the first time in fourteen years. After that, he found an event called “Sparta”, the world’s biggest $5 million winner-takes-all mixed martial arts (MMA) tournaments. And then he enlists his father Paddy Conlin (Nolte), a recovered alcoholic and his former coach, to train him for the tournament. Meanwhile, Brendan Conlin (Edgerton), an ex-fighter-turned physics teacher, returns to the ring in a desperate bid to save his family from financial bankruptcy. Afterward, Brendan the underdog of the tournament compelled him in a collision course with the unstoppable Tommy.
As we seen on O.Russel‘s The Fighter last year, this film serves identical formula like the predecessor . The brutality in the ring combined with fractured-family drama, but nonetheless it was conspicuously worth to watch.
The performance of the cast all were simply amazing. In particular, Nolte’s performance was astounding, he did a fantastic job with his role, a gritty, heart-wrenching, emotional performance.
O’Connor had a unique way making you feel absorbed into the movie, getting to know the characters and feeling attached to them emotionally. An emotional roller coaster, that will stir your adrenaline and dopamine into relentless thrill of enjoyment.
However Warrior is a powerful, moving and brilliant blistering-sports-family drama. A tougher, meaner animal than close cousin The Fighter, with Nolte at his best.