Metacritic Movie Ratings
Defiance Reviews

3.0

58

out of 100

Metascore®
Mixed or average reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 67

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyOwen Gleiberman

    Zwick offers excitingly staged moments, but once you get past the novelty of WWII Jews acting this heroically macho, Defiance bogs down in a not very well-developed script.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    The tale of the resistance movement in Belorussia is undeniably inspiring and ideally suited for a cinematic rendering. But Defiance resists bold, passionate storytelling and delivers something rather conventional.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterMichael Rechtshaffen

    That butting of heads, as performed by actors as strong and soulful as Craig and Schreiber, lends Defiance an emotional charge, even as the film itself struggles dramatically to find its way out of those woods.

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