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An everyday guy (Woody Harrelson) believes he is a superhero and befriends a teenager while seeing a psychiatrist. Read More Read Less
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Defendor's reach occasionally exceeds its grasp, but this unique take on the superhero genre is held together by Woody Harrelson's solid performance.

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Michael Rechtshaffen Hollywood Reporter Saving the day is Harrelson's low-key, rooted performance, adding an unexpected layer of poignancy when things take a decidedly darker turn. Mar 10, 2010 Full Review Amy Nicholson I.E. Weekly The conviction in Harrelson's performance sells the movie -- he and his character are both unsung heroes who give their roles everything they've got. Rated: C+ Feb 26, 2010 Full Review Glenn Whipp Los Angeles Times Stebbings 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. Rated: 2.5/5 Feb 26, 2010 Full Review Brian Eggert Deep Focus Review A pitch-black comedy that falls flat regardless of its potential Rated: 2/4 Aug 22, 2023 Full Review Robert Bell Exclaim! [It] challenged the psychology behind what makes someone retreat into the delusion of unique greatness to begin with... Jan 30, 2023 Full Review Debbie Lynn Elias Behind The Lens Smartly written, extremely well acted, you'll be in your own happy place on seeing DEFENDOR. Nov 7, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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Emilliano Jr S Like a low budget superhero movie with a heart Rated 3 out of 5 stars 07/25/23 Full Review Kyle M The compelling trope of dramatically grounded action mimicking the superhero genre may seem dated, and comparably insignificant within its own genes, immediately preceding the genre's full rejuvenation burst but at its rational center is the psychology angle that unfolds nicely with decent performances in an uninteresting storyline. (B-) Rated 3 out of 5 stars 04/13/23 Full Review Leonardo R Great acting, direction and screenplay in a very touching movie, Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/01/22 Full Review Audience Member Between 2.5 and 3 stars. Although with some quite evident incoherences, the main actors get us worried about the destiny of this pathetic as well as committed heroe. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member If you've ever wanted a more low key and dramatic exploration of the super-hero premise, this is one that is poignant, tragic and beautiful in its grounded sense of reality. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Perfect for what it is supposed to be! Great cast. Humorous but touching at same time. Touch of drama and action. Good movie worth watching with older kids high school age and up Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Read all reviews

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Movie Info

Synopsis An everyday guy (Woody Harrelson) believes he is a superhero and befriends a teenager while seeing a psychiatrist.
Peter Stebbings
Peter Stebbings
Production Co
Insight Film Studios, Darius Films, Alliance
R (Language Throughout|Drug Use|Sexual Content|Violence)
Comedy, Drama
Original Language
Release Date (Streaming)
May 28, 2010
Box Office (Gross USA)
1h 35m
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