Andy Buckle writes:
Look, there are a few flaws here, and on a couple of occasions I thought to myself that something was little bit too incredible. But I can’t remember specifically, so it can’t have been too important. I think it might have been some of the commentary, which was at times corny, and a bit too keen to undermine the two. But, this is a damn good film. I got involved; I was impressed by Cooper’s direction and the hard-hitting nature of the story. I actually preferred it to The Fighter, which was unsure who to promote into the lead role. There were no scenery-chewing performances here (hello Christian Bale and Melissa Leo), just genuine raw emotions and engaging storytelling. Released on October 27 here in Australia (the same day as Drive), Warrior is highly recommended.