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  • 2011
  • US
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Gavin O'Connor
  • Cast: Joel Edgerton, Tom Hardy, Jennifer Morrison, Frank Grillo, Nick Nolte

Tommy (Hardy) visits his reformed alcoholic dad (Nolte) looking not for a reunion but fight training; meanwhile, his estranged brother (Edgerton) is being drawn back to the fights too. O'Connor's downbeat saga boasts three fine performances, but endless brutal fight scenes knock it down long before the bell.

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14 Sep 20112 stars

Unfulfilling sports drama starring Nick Nolte, Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton

(12A) 139min The underdog fighter with family issues is back in a big way this year. First came David O. Russell’s Oscar-winner The Fighter, and now writer/director Gavin O’Connor (Pride and Glory) delivers his challenger, a two-hour-plus…

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