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Defendor Reviews

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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
March 10, 2010
Saving the day is Harrelson's low-key, rooted performance, adding an unexpected layer of poignancy when things take a decidedly darker turn.
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Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly
February 26, 2010
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 | Original Score: C+
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Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Times
February 26, 2010
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 | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Tim Grierson
L.A. Weekly
February 25, 2010
Likable but hardly memorable.
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David Germain
Associated Press
February 24, 2010
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.
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
February 23, 2010
Modest but likable effort is packaged in a straightforward style.
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James Adams
Globe and Mail
February 19, 2010
Defendor is more a refreshment of a genre than a transcendence of it. But thanks to Harrelson, you'll be a believer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
February 19, 2010
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 | Original Score: 3.5/4