Defiance Reviews

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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.
August 16, 2011
Zwick does not deal in gratuitous grotesquery or far-fetched metaphor. "Operatic" and "surreal" are not in his vocabulary.
April 4, 2011
March 18, 2011
For all its pomp and ruminating, Defiance isn't really interested in drama. It really just wants to entertain us. But it's not any better at that.
October 20, 2010
Defiance is heavy-handed, but emotionally compelling, engaging and inspiring throughout.
January 10, 2010
Director Edward Zwick does a fine job presenting the challenges of reality without falling into nostalgia or easy Hollywood heroes.
December 17, 2009
succumbing to Hollywood cliches at the expense of historical truth
November 15, 2009
Un drama bélico eficaz que rescata la heroicidad de los hermanos Bielski, protagonistas de un episodio poco conocido de la Segunda Guerra Mundial.
October 19, 2009
This is not an easy film to watch, as it describes the horrors of war with neither sympathetic nor maudlin touches.
October 9, 2009
In addition to blowing bunker-sized holes in the concept of Jewish timidity during the Holocaust, it's also a darn good bit of period storytelling.
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