|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|
|Run time:||2 hours 19 minutes|
|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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Surprisingly WoW!!!!!By a customer , 26 Feb 2012Two words to describe this movie 'Its Epic'. Action & story is amazing, its keeps you gripped to the edge of your seat,heart pounding stuff.
Good entertainmentBy g3mini (2 reviews) , 25 Feb 2012I really enjoyed the film & am a big Tom Hardy fan. The fight scenes were really good but the storyline was a bit predictable!
As soon as the plot unravels this is a KO!!By Mois (25 reviews) , 25 Feb 2012
[Highly rated reviewer]Film about two sons of a former alcoholic boxer who, for very different reasons end up participating in the same competition of mixed martial arts.
Lots of action as soon as the plot unravels. This film will have your heart pounding until the end.
It starts out a bit slow and I appreciate that the actors weren't mainstream (not that they are strangers to good tv and film), except for Nick Nolte, which made this far better. I thought Jennifer Morrison made a fantastic portrait of 'the wife'...
Say no more... don't miss this one... So not a rip off of The fighter!!
Better than fighter....FACT.By mcken (3 reviews) from Burnham-on-Sea , 24 Feb 2012There are some tiny flaws but this is way better than fighter, its very entertaining n gripping to watch. Perfect movie to watch with pizza and lot of booze!
Last 45mins is packed with lots of fighting scenes from first round to the final. Tom Hardy doesn't talk much but he make up for it by a aggressive fighting style and his approach to the areana.
5 stars From MLPBy a customer , 23 Feb 2012All I can say is Amazing! Great fight scenes and brilliant acting, would recommend it to anyone who enjoys action with a heartfelt story rolled into it.
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