Friday, January 23, 2009

Review: Defiance

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Title: Defiance
Distributor: The Bedford Falls Company (Paramount Vantage)
Director: Edward Zwick
Writer(s): Clayton Frohman (screenplay), Edward Zwick (screenplay))
Staring: Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Jamie Bell
MPAA Rating: Rated R for violence and language.
Running Time: 137 min (2hrs and 17mins)
Synopsis: Three Jewish brothers escape from Nazi-occupied Poland into the Belarussian forest, where they join Russian resistance fighters and endeavor to build a village in order to protect themselves and others in danger."

Other Reviews


Roger Ebert:
2 ½ Stars
Michael Phillips: 2 ½ Stars
EW: Owen Gleiberman: B-

Other Sites:

At The Movies: Ben Mankiewicz: Rent It, Ben Lyons: Skip It
Rotten Tomatoes: T-Meter: 52% (Rotten), Top Critics: 50% (Rotten), RT Community: 83% (Fresh)
Metacritic: Critics: 58 out of 100, Users: 4.5 out of 10
Yahoo Movies: Critics: B- Users: A-

My Review

Source Material: An Adaptation of Nechama Tec's Defiance: The Bielski Partisans, which is based on the true story of the Bielski partisans.

Acting and Dialogue: B, Great cast with good performance...this is what you get when you mix James Bond, Sabretooth, and A Jumper.

Art Direction: B, It had it's beautiful moments, I like the camp set up.

Cinematography: B, It had it's beautiful moments, the winter screens turned out the best

Direction: B-, Slightly above average, the repetitiveness of the story brought down the direction.

Sound and Music: A+, Where it lacked in cinema it gained in the score.


Overall: B, somewhat slow and repetitive but over all it is a good movie.

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