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Review: Daniel Craig In WWII Drama DEFIANCE - Movies In Focus
There have been a slew of holocaust dramas released in cinemas that attempt to show the Second World War from a different cinematic perspective. Defiance is another film to add to the list, and the “gimmick” that director Ed Zwick has decided to employ is that the characters in Defiance are Jews fighting for their freedom – rather than being helpless victims like they are in most WWII films. Defiance follows three Polish-Jewish brothers -Tuvia (Daniel Craig), Zus (Liev Schreiber) and Asael (Jamie Bell) whose family have been killed by the invading Nazi forces, they’ve taken refuge in the woods and on one of their searches for food they discover a young boy whose family has been killed. Soon word spreads of their deed and soon more Jews come in search for them and soon a community is set up in the woods and the brothers become local legends. With a cast headlined by Daniel Craig and Liev Schreiber it would be difficult to call Defiance a bad movie; it’s far from it, however it’s not great either. It is just ‘good’ and that’s the main fault with the film. The blame can’t be placed on the actors as they [...]