WAR­RIOR

GO!, Mon­day, 9.30pm, M ( 2011)

Geelong Advertiser - TV Guide - - MOVIES -

Aussie Joel Edger­ton has been climb­ing fur­ther and fur­ther up the star lad­der of late and this gritty, punchy film is one rea­son why. He plays Bren­dan, the es­tranged brother of Tommy ( Tom Hardy, pic­tured) and son of for­mer pro- boxer Paddy ( Nick Nolte). The men have fight­ing in their veins and when money trou­bles hit home, they jump in the ring to com­pete in a tough mixed­mar­tial arts tour­na­ment. But the cuts and bruises are only sur­face- level – it’s the emo­tional tur­moil their al­co­holic fa­ther in­flicted on them as boys that run far deeper. Edger­ton, Hardy and Nolte each de­liver knockout per­for­mances.

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