Warrior is a sports drama film released in 2011, directed by Gavin O’Connor and starring Tom Hardy, Joel Edgerton, and Nick Nolte. The film tells the story of two estranged brothers, Tommy (Tom Hardy) and Brendan (Joel Edgerton), who both enter a mixed martial arts tournament in order to win a large cash prize.
The brothers are both struggling financially, with Tommy returning home after years away and Brendan facing foreclosure on his home. As the tournament progresses, their paths cross and they are forced to confront their past and their relationship with each other and their father (Nick Nolte), a recovering alcoholic.
The film received critical acclaim, particularly for its performances and its emotional intensity. Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton were praised for their portrayals of the two brothers, and Nick Nolte received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as their father. The film grossed over $23 million worldwide and has become a cult classic in the sports drama genre.
Duration: 140 min.