Directed by Gavin O’Connor
  • Joel Edgerton
  • Tom Hardy
  • Nick Nolte
Screenplay by
  • Gavin O’Connor
  • Anthony Tambakis
  • Cliff Dorfman
Genre Drama, Sport


UK Release Date 23rd September 2011


An ex-Marine and the youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer (Tom Hardy) returns home to be trained by his father (Nick Nolte) for a mixed martial arts tournament. This leads to a collision with his older brother (Joel Edgerton), who he hasn’t seen in ages.

Is The Plot Interesting?

I really did love the plot of Warrior. It was intense and interesting. The pace does slow down a little bit in the middle but then it picks right back up during the latter stages of the movie.


Is The Acting Good?

Tom Hardy had me gripped from the very beginning. His performance is so captivating. Joel Edgerton also gives an intriguing performance that adds to the tone and mood of the movie.

Is The Directing Good?

I’ve never seen a movie directed by Gavin O’Connor before. He’s releasing The Accountant this year which I’m hoping to go and see. I enjoyed his directing style and thought he did really well.


Is The Cinematography Good?

The cinematography does have some effect although it’s more noticeable during the fights. The cinematography helps create the tension and anticipation we see build up during the fights.

Is It Worth Watching?

I know I like a movie when I say I want to watch it again and that’s exactly what I did after watching Warrior. It’s brilliant performances and great storyline lead to it being a really solid movie.


You never had any interest in underdogs. But I was your son.

– Joel Edgerton as Brendan Conlon