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February 10, 2016
Very well done, but confused about the ending.
½ June 3, 2015
Wonderful novel, but the film just fails to capture the subtle tension.... a close miss.
November 14, 2014
A great premise for a movie as the plot explores an alternate history where D-Day was a failure and Britain has been invaded by Nazi Germany.
This could have been a great thriller about an underground resistance but it moves at a snail's pace. It's beautfully shot but the whole film focuses on the unlikely relationship between a Nazi officer and a young woman who has been abandoned by her husband and it lacks pace which means I lost interest several times.
January 28, 2014
The concept is an interesting one. The execution never really captivates.
November 26, 2013
Beautiful and haunting. Brings all the right issues of tough choices, exacerbated in war time. Just a useful reminder that war ain't no good...
October 1, 2013
Just rubbish. Most of the film is long shots of people looking miserable or having flashbacks. The little dialogue there is, is barely understandable. Kept thinking, any minute now it it will all make sense and liven up.
July 16, 2013
Although cold, benefits from underlying the nazis beyond the obvious stereotypes and also from Riseborough's, Morgan's and Wlaschiha's superb acting
March 28, 2013
Dreadful. The only "resistance" was from my eyes trying to tear themselves away from the screen.
January 18, 2013
Intriguing idea and some heartfelt performances cannot compensate for the complete lack of pace, limp script and lack of message behind this alternate history of failed D-Day landings.
November 4, 2012
More of an advert for the Welsh Tourist Board, the scenery is beautiful and developed, the plot sadly isn't
½ September 10, 2012
Staggeringly boring. Should have resisted watching it
July 22, 2012
slow burning infact very slow burning but good. Andrea Riseborough is excellant she will be a huge star, sheen was wasted.
May 13, 2012
In a nutshell:

Boring, Soap opera bad - overly dramatic, uninspiring, unbelievable. And ultimately pretty unwatchable.

From the start it looks like a bad low budget made for TV movie. My first thought after a few minutes of watching this was: Hey is that Michael Sheen? Looks like him, it can't be. What is such an accomplished actor (B-List?) doing in this movie.

First the premise of the alternate scenario of England having been invaded is not a new one. It's been done in other movies in a lot more interesting way. Incidentally who knows, if Hitler had one the "Battle of Britain", and knew that Germany could have had air superiority with a little more push, that "Operation Sea Lion" (England invasion plan)could have happened.

From the start the acting, and, or, the characters are bland. It doesn't hook you in. You know this is going to be a long boring watch.

There are much better WW2 and for that matter any other genre movie to watch. Skip this one..
May 2, 2012
boring and fictitious
April 18, 2012
Badly directed by an amateur fucktard.
April 15, 2012
Very boring - the whole point of the escapes me ;(
April 14, 2012
Nice premise, tedious, uninteresting execution. It's moody and sombre, but that doesn't equate atmosphere: It's just 80 mins of gloom.
April 11, 2012
Resistance - TRASH IT (C-)
Based upon the famous British novel of the same name, Resistance is about a group of women in an isolated Welsh village wake up to discover all of the their husbands have mysteriously vanished in 1944. Then the German occupiers arrive in the village and they all now facing a harsh winter, the women and soldiers find they must cooperate with one another to survive. The story of the movie is really interesting and it gives room for lots of great performances and moments but sadly director took the easy way out and wasted 92 minutes on nothing but mere people walking and talking in the winter.
I would have loved to see the director push the envelope by engaging German soldiers into these women lives more intimately than just helpers. That would have given the movie more raw and harsh look as what people actually have to go through to survive in the war. Andrea Riseborough is utterly boring and Tom Wlaschiha couldn't do much in it. Iwan Rheon, Kimberley Nixon and Stanislav Ianevski were alright. Michael Sheen is wasted.
Overall, Resistance starts on slow note and ends on even more slower note. Bad direction and screenplay tank a potentially good war script.
March 27, 2012
Great overacting and superduper slow. You really need to be in the mood for something grey and bleek when you put this film on. I was so yippie for being even more sad.
March 26, 2012
An slow and off-beat, but beautifully directed, look at the hope that humanity can kindle even in the face of the tragedy that is war.
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