Arthur Poppington, a regular man who adopts a superhero persona, known as 'Defendor', combs the city streets at night, in search of his arch-enemy, Captain Industry.
Review & Comments
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Variety - 9/10 by Dennis HarveyModest but likable effort is packaged in a straightforward style.
Toronto Star - 9/10 by Linda BarnardStebbings fills Defendor with humorous bits, comic treats dropped in quickly and without fanfare. It gives the movie a proper pace, well punctuated with laughs at the right time, and outrage and sympathy at others.
Hollywood Reporter - 9/10 by Michael RechtshaffenSaving the day is Harrelson's low-key, rooted performance, adding an unexpected layer of poignancy when things take a decidedly darker turn.
MSN.com - 8/10 by Sean Axmaker... for all the poignancy of this broken vigilante, it's a mess of awkward black comedy, tangled themes and screwed-up characters looking for a story.
CraveOnline - 8/10 by Johnny FirecloudThe humanity and tragedy in Arthur's character, beautifully portrayed by Harrelson, raises the film to a higher level.
BrianOrndorf.com - 8/10 by Brian OrndorfA weird picture and not always successful selling its ideas, but it definitely retains a determined personality, making the picture convincing on a fundamental level of cinematic ambition, not execution.
Globe and Mail - 8/10 by James AdamsDefendor is more a refreshment of a genre than a transcendence of it. But thanks to Harrelson, you'll be a believer.
eFilmCritic.com - 8/10 by Rob GonsalvesA small, decent triumph with real shades of feeling.
JoBlo's Movie Emporium - 8/10 by Jimmy OThis is a deconstruction of the superhero myth that explores the deep rooted sadness and pain that a "hero" must deal with. It's also darkly funny too.
Jam! Movies - 6/10 by Liz BraunHarrelson is a master at keeping his character real.
Los Angeles Times - 5/10 by Glenn WhippStebbings is more interested in deconstructing heroism than creating a concrete world, sapping the movie of the immediacy it needs to come alive. For all its aspirations, the film never meshes into something cohesive or substantial.
Metromix.com - 4/10 by Geoff BerkshireWatching a superhero at work shouldn't be such a snooze.