With Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton in lead roles, it doesn’t appear as though you have to be a fan of Mixed Martial Arts to get into Warrior.
Starring: Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton [full cast list under the ‘Cast’ tab] Directed By: Gavin O’Connor
Release Date: September 9, 2011
Running Time: 139 minutes
Genres: Drama, action
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of intense mixed martial arts fighting, some language and thematic material
News: We Are All Warriors campaign inspired by Warrior
Video: Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton interview
Music Video: The National’s “About Today”
Review: Read the full review
Official Synopsis: An ex-Marine haunted by a tragic past, Tommy Conlon (Tom Hardy) returns to his hometown of Pittsburgh and enlists his father, a recovered alcoholic and his former coach, 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, (Joel Edgerton) a former MMA fighter unable to make ends meet as a public school teacher, returns to the amateur ring to provide for his family after being suspended from his day job. Even though years have passed, recriminations and 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.