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WARRIOR (2011)

WARRIOR <span>(2011)</span> artwork

WARRIOR (2011)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 137

Release dates 23/09/2011

Ratings Info Contains frequent moderate sporting violence and one use of strong language

Genre(s) Sport, Drama, Action

Director(s) Gavin O'Connor

Cast includes Tom Hardy, Joel Edgerton, Nick Nolte, Jennifer Morrison, Noah Emmerich, Kevin Dunn

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

  • Video release suitable for 12 years and over icon12

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 13/09/2011

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

WARRIOR is a drama about two estranged brothers who compete in a mixed martial arts contest, with one of them being coached by their father. The film was classified '12' for frequent moderate sporting violence and one use of strong language.

Because the film is about a mixed martial arts tournament, there are a number of scenes showing men training and fighting. This all happens within a genuine 'sporting' context, in the presence of referees. There are some heavy blows, particularly when one of the brothers is in the ring. However, very little is shown of his fists making contact with his opponents and when we see defeated fighters they are relatively unscathed. Small amounts of blood are spilt in some sequences towards the end of the film, although there is no focus on this. During the climactic fight, there is sound of an arm breaking but no sight of any obvious injury other than the arm being held limply after this. The BBFC's Guidelines at '12A'/'12' state 'Moderate violence is allowed but should not dwell on detail. There should be no emphasis on injuries or blood'.

The film includes a single use of strong language. The Guidelines at '12A'/'12' state 'The use of strong language (for example, 'fuck') must be infrequent'.

WARRIOR also features some discussion of the father's problems with alcoholism. However, it is portrayed throughout as a very destructive force which has had a terrible effect on his family. We see the father striving to recover from his addiction and receiving support and sympathy from his son Furthermore, he makes it clear to his son that his own addiction to prescription drugs is unacceptable and is seen taking the pills from him. There is no promotion or glamorisation of drug or alcohol abuse. The film also includes some mild bad language.

Parents can find additional information about the content of this film if they visit www.pbbfc.co.uk.



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Lions Gate Home Entertainment UK Ltd,Lions Gate UK Ltd
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