Defiance Reviews

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November 16, 2011
November 16, 2011
January 20, 2009
The way Zwick force-feeds his audience emotion becomes laborious.
January 20, 2009
I felt like these characters were prototypes and not people.
January 16, 2009
As a piece of historical redress, a great service has been done in bringing this narrative to the screen.
January 16, 2009
It's understandable and laudable that they desire not to sensationalize the Bielskis, and they've made a worthy film. But their understated approach makes the struggle seem less urgent than it must surely have been.
August 29, 2018
Bielski's extraordinary achievement is fairly and finely rendered...
January 2, 2018
I've admired Craig's work in all his movies, and though it is unfair to compare his work here with his appearance as James Bond, I regard Defiance as the Daniel Craig movie I admire most.
December 30, 2017
The actors are compelling. And Director Edward Zwick inflects the material with his trademark mix of moral zeal and high adventure, as in previous epics like Glory, Legends of the Fall and Blood Diamond.
June 22, 2013
Zwick wants to tell timeless stories on a grand scale. I know that's not what people want anymore. I know it's not breathtaking. But it's not something many are doing now, and definitely not doing it this well.
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