Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Ex-Marine Tommy Riordan (Tom Hardy), returns to inhis hometown of Pittsburgh, where enlists his father (Nick Nolte), a recovering alcoholic, to help him train for an MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) tournament, which will pit him against his estranged brother (Edgerton) .As Tommy blazes a violent path towards the title prize, his brother, Brendan, a former MMA fighter unable to make ends meet as a public school teacher, returns to the amateur ring to provide for his family. Even though years have passed, recriminations and past 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.
Following in the footsteps of Mickey Rourke's 'The Wrestler', Hilary Swank in 'Million Dollar Baby' and last year's excellent 'The Fighter', starring Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale, many are tipping 'Warrior' for Oscar success next year.