2011 | Gavin O'Connor

The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament - a path that puts the fighter on a collision corner with his older brother.

Average rating   8 out of 10

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Niels Risgaard Hansen     2012-02-20 8 out of 10

Great Mixed Martial Arts movie with a bit too much of a Hollywood ending.

The plot is quite dramatic with the challenges of paying the mortgage and being a good farther on the one side, and the a post war traumatic stressed war hero returning home to an alcoholic farther on the other. This culminates in a tournament of mixed martial arts fighting.

The fight scenes are done really well, and despite how hard it is to film close quarter combat, you are actually able to follow the series of punches, the take downs and the holds on the floor. Great stunts and great filming.
Another great thing is that some of the fighters are actually MMA fighters in real life. Details like this always impress me.
Jennifer Morrison (Cameron from the TV-series House MD) is playing the wife of Joel Edgerton. I have always thought that she was pretty in House, but here we see her full figure, and boy she is hot.
Tom Hardy playing the war hero brother is actually really scary to look at. He is big and has a look of base evil about him.

If you are a fan of UFC or MMA, this movie is a MUST SEE! If you like any kind of martial arts or contact sports, this is also really worth watching. Do that with some friends so you have some people around you to cheer with and make hissing sounds when the really nasty hits connects.

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