• Released
  • September 9, 2011
  • (Sneak Preview Screenings on Sunday, 09/04 - check your local theaters for showtimes)
  • PG-13 , 2 hr 19 min
  • Action/Adventure

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
It's a long movie that feels short: It grabs you in early scenes, intense though low-key before all hell breaks loose, then keeps you riveted to its mostly male characters.
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One of the most heart-wrenching and deeply felt films of the year.
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By James Berardinelli
O'Connor gives the film a dark, moody look, which is the best choice for so many roiling emotions. This is not a traditional stand-up-and-cheer fight movie; the undercurrents are too strong and deep.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Warrior aspires to myth. It's Cain and Abel battling it out in the face of a decidedly ungodly father before humanity goes down for the count. Strong stuff.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
This is brutish, visceral stuff - a type of raw-meat violence that's undeniably cinematic but seems, to this worried parent, ill-fitted for PG-13.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
The two leads, Edgerton and Hardy, pull off their respective roles - rising above the cliches and the melodrama - with ferocity and focus.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Warrior is a relentless, emotionally engaging family drama and underdog saga with touches of "Rocky" mixed with "The Fighter."
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Mostly, Warrior is a showcase for its up-and-coming stars. Edgerton, from last year's "Animal Kingdom," and Hardy, who stole scenes as the identity forger in "Inception."
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
This is bench-press melodrama, and it's as manipulative as anything Bette Davis or Jane Wyman ever starred in. You can't abide the shamelessness of any of it.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Has moments of power that push through a fake-out script.
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71 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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