'Warrior' -- 2 1/2 stars

<b>PG-13; 2:19 running time</b><br><br>
The feverish mixed martial arts infomercial "Warrior" opens up so many cans of emotional whup-ass that after a while you think: Enough! It's whupped! It's whupped! And yet the tears will flow by the gallon. Every time you start resisting, somehow the film makes the sale, again. Director and co-writer Gavin O'Connor is a full-throated entertainer, meaning he goes for the throat every second. He's also an escape artist, writing his characters into outlandishly cliched corners and then charging his way out against unbelievable odds. -- Michael Phillips<br><br>Read the <a href=http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/movies/sc-mov-0906-warrior-20110908,0,553042.column>full review</a>

PG-13; 2:19 running time

The feverish mixed martial arts infomercial "Warrior" opens up so many cans of emotional whup-ass that after a while you think: Enough! It's whupped! It's whupped! And yet the tears will flow by the gallon. Every time you start resisting, somehow the film makes the sale, again. Director and co-writer Gavin O'Connor is a full-throated entertainer, meaning he goes for the throat every second. He's also an escape artist, writing his characters into outlandishly cliched corners and then charging his way out against unbelievable odds. -- Michael Phillips

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