Warrior: What Do You Fight For?

18 Aug

I received an advanced screening  to ‘Warrior’ last August not knowing what to expect from the film. This is a powerful and moving domestic drama about an alcoholic father, Paddy (Nick Nolte) who just passed one thousand days of sobriety and his two estranged sons Tommy (Tom Hardy) and Brendan (Joel Edgerton) The three of them haven’t spoken to each other in years. Tom Hardy follows up his Bronson role with this troubled Iraq vet searching for redemption. His brother, Brendan is fighting to keep his home and family. And Paddy is fighting for a second chance.

The film has some forgivable flaws because the acting and story are so strong.  Audiences will connect with these broken relationships and root for someone to be champion in the end. Everyone that takes the time to see this film will feel like a winner when it is over.

WORD COUNT: 144

Adam’s Grade: B

Chuck’s Grade: A-

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