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.
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Boxoffice Magazine - 9/10 by Pam GradyThat tension between silly comedy and poignant drama could have been dicey, but Stebbings and Harrelson maintain just the right balance between the two.
Variety - 9/10 by Dennis HarveyModest but likable effort is packaged in a straightforward style.
I.E. Weekly - 9/10 by Amy NicholsonThe conviction in Harrelson's performance sells the movie -- he and his character are both unsung heroes who give their roles everything they've got.
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.
eFilmCritic.com - 8/10 by Rob GonsalvesA small, decent triumph with real shades of feeling.
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.
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.
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.
L.A. Weekly - 7/10 by Tim GriersonLikable but hardly memorable.
BrianOrndorf.com - 7/10 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.
Variety - 6/10 by Dennis HarveyHarrelson shines, particularly in framing scenes with Sandra Oh as a tactful court psychiatrist.