• 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
Warrior Synopsis
A war veteran and his estranged brother clash in a mixed-martial-arts tournament.
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Critic Ratings


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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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Warrior: A

By MattH306
Easily one of the best movies I've seen this year....

Better then all the Rocky Movies combined

By rtrezona
This movie is awsome. Great storyline action emotions life its all in the Mix. Don't go see it and it will be your loss. It may look like just a bad ***fight movie but if I had 2 words to accuratley...


By JohnnyHancock12
I am a fan of MMA so I went to see the movie not expecting much but some good fight scenes. I walked out of the movie with tears in my eyes (yeah, I cried a little). The movie is great. The fight...

lets go to war

By ponyboy_curtis
Really enjoyed this movie, not really what you expect but satisfying all the same - Tom Hardy deserves an Oscar just for that neck, he looked insane! Also the American accent was kinda impressive....

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By SaxaDango
I am not a fight fan - but I loved this film. Really powerful....


By bigshlongmcgee
don't listen to the s0-s0 crap. it from a bunch of people who didn't even go see it. Trust me. Its one of the best of the year. I pride myself in never shedding a tear(Old Yeller was the last). Not...

Warrior Movie Review

By spencerhutapea
100 out of 100 A gripping, powerful, brilliantly-acted boxing drama that will make you break down in man tears of joy and wonder. There are lots of cliches but the movie overcomes that with it's...

Action and heart

By greendragonman
Was expecting just an action movie but it had a great story. Also everything wasn't given away in the commercial. I really enjoyed the movie will likely get when it comes out to Blu-ray it didn't...

Just shut up and look at the acting!

By dollwithouteyes
Difficult to rate, must-go for the dazzling Tom Hardy alone. I've been following him for years- Wuthering Heights, Oliver Twist, Bronson, Sweeny Todd. He's easily in the running for finest actor of...

Movie Review of Warrior Pt. 1

By bharrison33
Gripping, sad, fear, pity and euphoria are some key emotions often found in a good drama. It does not appear to be a coincidence that all of these emotions, and many more, can be felt while watching...

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Rated PG-13 | For sequences of intense mixed martial arts fighting, some language and thematic material
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Fantastic family drama features intense martial-arts fights.
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