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Hunter Duesing's rating of the film Warrior

WARRIOR follows the old tried-yet-true formula of the fight movie, applying the conventions to MMA as opposed to boxing or wrestling. Yet despite frequently relying on cliche, and fights that take considerable dramatic license out of necessity, WARRIOR manages to steadily build to an impressive crescendo that feels almost Biblical by the end. Hardy is fierce, Edgerton is determined, Nolte is grizzled. Good stuff.