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Overall C+

Strapped for cash, former marine Tommy Riordan (Tom Hardy) decides to enter a mixed martial arts tournament. His best chance for a win is a good coach, so he turns to his father (Nick Nolte), even though he has an alcoholic past. And the competition will also put him in the ring with his estranged brother (Joel Edgerton).

Violence D+
Sexual Content B
Profanity C-
Substance Use C-

Why is Warrior rated PG-13?

Official MPAA Rating: Warrior is rated PG-13 for for sequences of intense mixed martial arts fighting, some language and thematic material

Please read our content details for this movie to help determine if it is suitable for members of your family. We also encourage you to check our full review and our movie information page.

Violence: Characters engage in tough training schedules. Frequent fighting scenes include brutal hits, body slams, head battering and cheap shots. Characters are knocked out and choked until unconscious. Characters talk about a man’s abusive behavior in the past and the painful death of a woman. A man lies to his wife. Soldiers are shown under fire in Iraq. One man deserts his unit. A soldier’s death is discussed. Characters posture and exchange smack talk.

Sexual Content: A couple exchange mild sexual comments. They later kiss. A woman wears only a t-shirt and panties. Other characters are seen in tight-fitting or skimpy outfits. A fight is set up in the parking lot of a strip bar.

Language: The script contains crude anatomical terms, frequent vulgarities, scatological slang, profanities and an extreme sexual expletive.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters light cigarettes outside an AA meeting. Smoking is portrayed frequently. A man takes prescription pills with alcohol. Characters discuss a man’s past alcohol addictions. A man drinks while watching a fight. Another character goes on a drinking binge and is shown in an inebriated state.

Other: Many characters are heavily tattooed including one man who has his entire head and face inked. A bank manager refuses to accept any responsibility for his part in a family’s debt problems. Characters post pictures of fights on the Internet. A character makes disparaging remarks about another man’s reformations.