Warrior, from Lionsgate, is set to be released on September 9, and we’re excited to announce it as our newest Truly Moving Picture Award winner! The film stars Tom Hardy, Joel Edgerton, Nick Nolte, Jennifer Morrison and Noah Emmerich in a story about two disparate brothers who end up painfully reuniting in the violent world of MMA.
Our Truly Moving Picture Award jury was thoroughly impressed with the film, as it explores difficult issues like broken families in a thoughtful and meaningful manner. The acting and set design reeled them in and engaged them with the story. The tale of destroyed relationships slowly being rebuilt, while set against the violent backdrop of mixed martial arts, was ultimately redemptive and powerful. Simultaneously, the violence was never glorified or titillating, and was instead appropriate for the story while remaining brutal. This TMPA winner is much more than another retread through a violent sport, and is a powerful and engaging human story told on a basic, familial level. We are very excited to announce Warrior as worthy of the Truly Moving Picture Award!