|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Joel Edgerton, Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte, Kurt Angle, Kevin Dunn, Bryan Callen, Jennifer Morrison, Jake McLaughlin, Frank Grillo, Liam Ferguson|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure, Drama, Sport|
|Collections:||Action Adventure Films, Pay-per-view, The Biggest and Best|
|Rental release:||20 Feb 2012|
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Spectacular and absolutely flawless!By a customer from Beddington , 28 Sep 2011
[Highly rated reviewer]I am sure there are flaws with this movie, but for me it topped The Fighter, which in my estimation was excellent. This film has got the balance right with everything: the perfect actors were cast for the essential parts, the acting was perfection and the fights were so gripping, I felt like I was the one being thumped and I don't like fighting or MMA. But the fact that the fight scenes were so brilliantly constructed and filmed was necessary to advance the story. To me this is the best film I have seen in ages, because it REALLY reeled me and kept me fully engaged and involved in every way. I was sobbing and cheering at the same time in the end, I've NEVER done that watching any movie! And I think the secret is that the story is so riveting: the most dramatic and heart wrenching scenes happen between the three men in the movies and I found this so amazingly refreshing.The acting or the actors just could not have been better and once again Hardy proves he is an actor that has many layers to him and just keeps on surprising his viewers. To deny his talent would be absurd, cause this actor takes on a role and just creates magic and makes it his own. When you watch him as Tommy his anger is almost palpable when he gets into the cage and fights, in the last fight scene he is anger personified,and you cannot help but be moved. This movie reminded me of 'The Champ' as one of those movies that just had it all that a movie could have.I have to say I enjoyed MMA more than boxing because unlike boxing it is a full body contact sport that seems to come off in a more engaging way and of course the way it was filmed just made you feel like you were in the fight...well certainly living it. If you like stories about the underdog winning then this movie will be just up your street, BUT be prepared to be surprised, the brother you originally feel most sympathetic towards might not be the brother you end up cheering for! Don't make the mistake of not watching this moving because you'd be missing a visual masterpiece which deserves to be watched and enjoyed by as many people as possible because unlike many movies these days, this movie has heart and comes close to perfection as far as I am concerned.
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Great FilmBy mnx42 (2 reviews) , 31 Mar 2013I really liked this movie. Good story,great acting and a lot of atmosphere. The best thing abut this movie for me was that I actually didnt know who to root for,I kept changing my mind throughout the film as it was so well written.
A knockout movieBy mitch70 (13 reviews) , 27 Mar 2013I'm still punch drunk from watching this great movie. I've never been interested in MMA or UFC but that's almost irrelevant, it's the classic Kane vs Able story. Tom Hardy excels as the brooding younger brother still angry with past events, his opening scene in the gym is just awesome. Nick Nolte plays the reformed alcoholic father looking for redemption from his children. Joel Edgerton plays the other son, less brooding and more thoughtful which makes the family trinity all the more compelling. The fight scenes are exhilarating and not gratuitous in my opinion. If you've seen the Perfect Storm then you'll understand when I say the film culminates with two unstoppable forces crashing together with wave after wave of punches, kicks, headlocks and hold downs.
Brutal yet moving.By Zildon (2 reviews) , 25 Mar 2013I was very surprised at how entertaining this movie was. I confess I anticipated the usual brute action produced in a typically American 'gung ho' manner. Although there is plenty of action it is not too gratuitous. The violence is well compensated by strong emotional undercurrents in a story examining fraught fraternal and paternal relationships. Worth watching.
Mixed bagBy alspeakon (2 reviews) , 16 Mar 2013Part poor man's The Wrestler, part Rocky IV, all cheese. Hardy and Edgerton are good actors and do good jobs in this but there is enough cheese in this to make people lactose intolerent. Although, the film doesn't start out this way. It may be littered with cliches from the start but it holds back on the cheddar right until the training montage which is lifted straight from Rocky IV, including the Russian and lots of shots of running. Even with the cheese, there is a strangely enjoyable vibe to this but The Wrestler does this type of film so much better.
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brilliant a must see for tom hardy fansBy a customer , 13 Mar 2013brilliant tom hardy is just amazing in this as so in everything else he has been in. brilliant a must see for tom hardy fans