"Defiance" – a dismal disappointment


Rated R

Directed by Edward Zwick

Starring Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Jamie Bell, Alexa Davalos, Tomas Arana

Heidi’s Illustrious Rating: 2

Word of Warning: Too long, too many clichés, not enough heart.


With an inspiring name and all-star cast, “Defiance” fails to deliver on what it promises. The film is wrongly titled, wrongly cast and unfortunately, just plain dull. It is based on the true story of four Polish-Jewish brothers during World War II, who escape the Nazis by hiding out in the heavily wooded forests of Poland. As time goes on, other Jews seeking escape from Nazi brutality join the brothers and the group continues to grow as word of the hidden forest camp spreads.

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  1. The creators of this one didn’t have to spend much on wardrobe as everyone wore the same thing throughout.
    Craig’s leather jacket held up nicely.


  2. This should have been Oscar worthy. Instead, it nearly botches an amazing true life story. Zwick is a talented filmmaker, but I can’t imagine what he saw in this awful script … oh, wait, imdb.com says he co-wrote it. Yikes.


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