Heartwarming and well acted drama has lot's of sports-related violence
Even though Warrior was only released into theaters last September, and than came out on blu-ray and DVD last December, and the film was awash with favorable and positive reviews by critics and audiences alike, I still think that this film was underrated (Gee, there sure are a lot of those, lately!). One big example of that would be the movies crushing box office failure, of only about $13,000,000 in U.S. box office. Oh, well. At ;least the critics recognized it for what it was: A powerful, heartwarming and even heart wrenching movie that isn't so much about the mixed-martial-arts sport, and more about the families of the people who get involved in those fights. Some of the strong acting inn this movie that really surprised me, is the Oscar snubbed performances of Nick Nolte, Tom Hardy and Joe Edgerton, but the one that really surprised me, was Nick Nolte's performance as the two boys father, who platys the role as somewhat comeback for his career, but what surprised me the most was how he was able to evoke so much power and strength from such a subtle performance, and than have everything come together in one big fold in the end of the movie. Now, as much as I enjoyed it, the movie is Rated PG-13, and the following content is pretty much as follows: There is frequent one-on-one violence and fighting in the form of mixed-martial-arts matches and games, but some of it gets very brutal and graphic, particularly in the extended match near the end, which has more than a few bone crunching and cringe inducing moments. Also, there is frequent alcohol consumption from the father character, who later breaks down near the end and is shown to be heavily drunk, but this scene displays the negative effects of drinking. And, finally, there is frequent but fairly average profanity, with several uses of s-t, h-ll, crap, g-dd-mn, d-mn, a--, b-llsh-t and f--k. So, even if you have never seen a second of a mixed-martial-arts game or match, there is no reason that you wouldn't be able to enjoy this movie. It is just that good.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking