This is arguably one of the greatest quintessential father-son bonding movies you will ever see.I’m not a combat sports fan at all, but this was a very enjoyable movie to watch. The quality of the acting is what elevates this.
Only saw it recently after continually hearing good things, and Hardy, Nolte and Edgerton absolutely nail their roles. That scene at the pokies, and the follow up in their hotel room, absolutely brilliant.
What I also enjoyed was seeing the technical aspects of their fighting styles explored. Hardy was sheer brute force, he pummeled his opponents within seconds.
But Edgerton had a very different style, being able to withstand his opponents best blows, wear them down and then finish them off with pinning them down etc. Highly recommend this film, great viewing.
Another scene worth mentioning was when Nolte saw his grandkids from outside on the front lawn, looking into the front door. But the door is then closed on him, leaving him isolated. Brutal stuff.This is arguably one of the greatest quintessential father-son bonding movies you will ever see.
I thought Hardy would win it and give the money to his "army brother".
That final fight scene was amazing.
The journey they all took bonded a broken family.
As powerful as when Hardy was throwing coins at his dad in the casino, as if he was some bum off the street.Another scene worth mentioning was when Nolte saw his grandkids from outside on the front lawn, looking into the front door. But the door is then closed on him, leaving him isolated. Brutal stuff.
This movie has many of those moments where it hits you hard.
That early fight scene too in the gym with Hardy and that mad dog character. Absolutely pummeled him, the choreography on that was savage.
I think I liked you better when you were a drunk.As powerful as when Hardy was throwing coins at his dad in the casino, as if he was some bum off the street.
Then Nolte getting off the wagon and drinking again and being abusive to his son in the bedroom.
I liked earlier in the movie when the son rocks up and gets angry and starts laughing in a put down manner that his dad wont share a drink with him. Gives a small insight as to how bad their childhood was.
It isnt just martial arts movie, its a very moving powerful drama. I could almost argue the fights are the backdrop to a family trying to heal individually and together.
Absolutely Brilliant.All time movie. The soundtrack too, the final scene with the slight shift on the National song to the rear naked choke and the gentle tap legit makes me well up every time and I’m not much of a cryer
Yep agreed Grott is'a s pearler. End song is awesome as phantom mentioned. I didn't realise how good it was until the last couple of months. And how good the end scene is. It's right up there.Its a religious experience for me. I watch it ever so carefully and in peace. Great pick me up movie.
Tom Hardy playing poker machines on the eve of his final fight lol. Glory be.Yep agreed Grott is'a s pearler. End song is awesome as phantom mentioned. I didn't realise how good it was until the last couple of months. And how good the end scene is. It's right up there.
All three main main actors delivered in this movie. Nolte was brilliant. But dont underestimate Hardy for his performance, firstly he had to get roided up for the movie and get in shape, but he delivered in spades of an American soldier thats gone AWOL.Awesome movie. Based on the bump I'm guessing someone else excitedly clicked on the warrior TV show thread thinking it was this. I did the same yesterday. Was sad but happy again now this is bumped and full of quotes.
You can apply that logic to almost every movie you see today.Bit far fetched. A high school teacher that hadn't fought MMA for years, runs through and wins a best in the world MMA tournament on the back of so little training camp preparation. What did he have? One tune up fight? Only part time training due to teaching. Not realistic at all.
haha yep there he does