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Defendor Reviews

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Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

A small, decent triumph with real shades of feeling.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 4/5

May 8, 2010
Scott Weinberg
Cinematical

The "everyman" superhero strikes again, this time with strangely compelling results.

Full Review Source: Cinematical | Original Score: 4/5

April 14, 2010
Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
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Saving the day is Harrelson's low-key, rooted performance, adding an unexpected layer of poignancy when things take a decidedly darker turn.

March 10, 2010
Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly

The conviction in Harrelson's performance sells the movie -- he and his character are both unsung heroes who give their roles everything they've got.

Full Review Source: I.E. Weekly | Original Score: C+

February 26, 2010

While it never seems to really thematically gel and while I would have liked a better script, the actors and vision on display make this a better entry in the teeniest superhero subgenre yet.

Full Review Source: CHUD | Original Score: 7/10

February 23, 2010
Johnny Firecloud
CraveOnline

The humanity and tragedy in Arthur's character, beautifully portrayed by Harrelson, raises the film to a higher level.

Full Review Source: CraveOnline | Original Score: 8/10

February 23, 2010
Jimmy O
JoBlo's Movie Emporium

This is a deconstruction of the superhero myth that explores the deep rooted sadness and pain that a "hero" must deal with. It's also darkly funny too.

Full Review Source: JoBlo's Movie Emporium | Original Score: 7.5/10

February 23, 2010
Dennis Harvey
Variety
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Modest but likable effort is packaged in a straightforward style.

Full Review Source: Variety

February 23, 2010
Pam Grady
Boxoffice Magazine

Some of those far more lavishly budgeted superhero movies could learn a thing or two from this little movie that could.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 4.5/5

February 23, 2010
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies

Harrelson is a master at keeping his character real.

Full Review Source: Jam! Movies | Original Score: 3/5

February 19, 2010
James Adams
Globe and Mail
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Defendor is more a refreshment of a genre than a transcendence of it. But thanks to Harrelson, you'll be a believer.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

February 19, 2010
Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
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Stebbings fills Defendor with humorous bits, comic treats dropped in quickly and without fanfare. It gives the movie a proper pace, well punctuated with laughs at the right time, and outrage and sympathy at others.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 19, 2010

National Post

Full Review Source: National Post | Original Score: 3/4

September 1, 2009
Sean Axmaker
MSN.com

... for all the poignancy of this broken vigilante, it's a mess of awkward black comedy, tangled themes and screwed-up characters looking for a story.

Full Review Source: MSN.com

April 18, 2010
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com

A weird picture and not always successful selling its ideas, but it definitely retains a determined personality, making the picture convincing on a fundamental level of cinematic ambition, not execution.

Full Review Source: BrianOrndorf.com | Original Score: C

April 2, 2010
Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Times
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Stebbings is more interested in deconstructing heroism than creating a concrete world, sapping the movie of the immediacy it needs to come alive. For all its aspirations, the film never meshes into something cohesive or substantial.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

February 26, 2010
Geoff Berkshire
Metromix.com

Watching a superhero at work shouldn't be such a snooze.

Full Review Source: Metromix.com | Original Score: 2/5

February 25, 2010
Tim Grierson
L.A. Weekly
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Likable but hardly memorable.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

February 25, 2010
David Germain
Associated Press
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The low-budget movie continually shifts from comic-book spoof to gritty crime story to mental-health drama, the inconsistent tone preventing it from ever fully working as one or another.

February 24, 2010
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