Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter Source:
Steven Istock, Marc Spizzirri
Kellan Lutz, Ashley Greene, Adam Beach, Gabrielle Anwar, Chord Overstreet
A high school lacrosse star (Kellan Lutz) becomes angry and self-destructive after the death of his father. But through a new love (Ashley Greene) and a deeper understanding of the game, he opens his eyes to the true meaning of sportsmanship, love and life.
"Warrior's Heart" is a fantastic DVD worth watching! It promotes the themes of teamwork and that triumph can overcome tragedy.
Connor's dad is in the service and wants to get his son into an academy which features the sport lacrosse. So they move from the west coast to the east coast and Connor begins attending Briar Field Academy in Arlington, Virginia. After a tragic event involving Connor's father, Connor is faced with grief and anger and he unleashes the anger on his friends and family and on his teammates too. Sgt. Major Wade, a Native American, takes Connor under his wing and teaches him to harness his emotions and to focus them in the right direction.
Connor is able to bounce back with the advise of his mentor and he enables his team to go farther than others might have thought possible. In the end Connor is told his father would be proud. This one earns our Dove "Family-Approved" Seal. Teens and young adults will especially like it. "A Warriors Heart" is a winner.
Content Description: Sex: Girl leaps into boy's arms; several kissing scenes between various couples. Language: H-4; D-1; Butt-1; S-2; Geez-1; P-1 Violence: Sports violence with shoving and tackling and hitting and emotions gone wild; physical hits in games; a character bumps other character on purpose; a few fights; smashing of a trophy case; high sticking players; a character throws a sledge hammer at a character; a stick is thrown at a player; a Sgt. Major puts a stranglehold on a rebellious player until he passes out; a stick to the face and blood is seen; a character has anger issues. Drugs: A song about drinking whiskey; a couple of scenes of drinking beer. Nudity: Cleavage; shirtless guys in several scenes; girl in a halter top. Other: A Native American is called a "crazy Indian" twice; some disrespect toward authority figures; a character spends a brief time in jail for smashing a trophy case.