Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Defiance is a film very, very loosely based on the story (visit IMDB if you want to read some really good rants) of the Bielski brothers' struggle to survive in Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II.
It is a strangely old-fashioned film, that is by turns shocking, moving, action-packed and entertaining.
The performances are involving, human and believable. The tensions between the brothers are well-played. Daniel Craig is excellent as the reluctant leader, but Jamie Bell emerges as the real star of the film.
And if you have a Blu-ray player, the image quality is startlingly good.