Two brothers face the fight of a lifetime - and the wreckage of their broken family - within the brutal, high-stakes world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighting in Lionsgate's action/drama, WARRIOR. An ex-Marine haunted by a tragic past, Tommy Riordan returns to his hometown of Pittsburgh and enlists his father, a recovered alcoholic and his former coach, to train him for an MMA tournament awarding the biggest purse in the history of the sport. As Tommy blazes a violent path towards the title prize, his brother, Brendan, a former MMA fighter unable to make ends meet as a public school teacher, returns to the amateur ring to provide for his family. Even though years have passed, recriminations and past betrayals keep Brendan bitterly estranged from both Tommy and his father. But when Brendan's unlikely rise as an underdog sets him on a collision course with Tommy, the two brothers must finally confront the forces that tore them apart, all the while waging the most intense .
|nudity||A husband and wife kiss, embrace. (24:12) In one scene, the husband enters the bedroom while the wife is sleeping, then he enters the bathroom and removes his shirt. She joins him in the bathroom, wearing a tank top and panties. They do not focus on her, but there are multiple shots from behind her. (34:44) The wife enters the child's bedroom wearing boxers (?) and a long sleeve pullover.|
|violence||The entire movie centers around mixed martial arts (MMA) fights; some are quick (an instant knock-out), while others are brutal and drawn out. Characters get seriously hurt (a few look like they're nearly unconscious during/after a fight), and in a couple of cases, fighters have bones broken. There's not much blood, and no one is killed, but the competitors sport a variety of bruises and are shown limping or dragging their wounded limbs. The fighting style involves arms and legs, so there's a lot of intense punching, kicking, headlocks, body slamming, and more. Commentators narrate the action and often talk about how so-and-so looks like he's "getting killed," "not moving," etc.|
|profanity||Language includes "s--t," "bulls--t," "ass," "hell," "idiot," one use of "f*** (Get the f*** outta here-Tommy to Paddy) and a mouthed F word (F***) "crap," "damn," "goddamned," "oh my God," etc. Insulting and hurtful words are exchanged by estranged relatives.|
|alcohol||An older man -- an alcoholic -- falls off the wagon and is shown drunk, disoriented, and nearly incoherent. There are empty bottles strewn around a hotel room to show just how much he's had to drink. A character is known to be a pill-popper and is made to relinquish his prescription bottles in a somewhat humorous manner.|
|frightening||This movie should be okay for general audiences above the age of 12. However, some content may be upsetting to viewers of any age.|