Defiance 2003 R CC

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When a boy's father is slain by the town's most powerful man because he's not willing to pay his dues, he devotes his life to avenging his father's death.

Starring:
Jim Freivogel, Walker Deibel
Runtime:
1 hour 13 minutes

Defiance

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Genres Western
Director Doveed Linder
Starring Jim Freivogel, Walker Deibel
Supporting actors Walker Deibel, Kenn Drescher, Brenda Sue Fowler, Jim Freivogel, John Gerbin, Joe Hanrahan, Charles Heuvelman, Anastasia Roark, Mary Schnitzler, Alicia Skirball, Craig Thrasher, Stephanie Vogt, David Wassilak, Todd Kennedy Mattson
Studio Lionsgate
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
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This movie is not a great western.
Tim Lieder
Next time these buffoons want to make a movie, they should try getting people who don't speak like robots.
"bigbobsdonutpoo"
There is more drama in watching ice melt.
Peter Rush

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Peter Rush on March 26, 2005
Format: DVD
The two previous reviewers have it right. To say I'm in shock, having just rented the DVD, would be an exaggeration. Something so pathethic can't shock. Since there are no characters, the copious blood that flows from the dozens and dozens of people who get shot on screen (there are more dozens shot off-screen, for no discernable reason) might as well be cartoon-character blood. The only emotion this movie arouses is mirth, laughing at how God-awful bad everything about it is. I can't recall a single fragment of a scene that betrayed any genuine acting. Oh, and dismay that one has wasted a perfectly good 80 minutes or so when one could have actually watched a movie in that time, not to mention wasted the money to rent it (I sure hope nobody but the rental places has ever actually bought this pseudo-flic), and the wasted time to drive to the rental place. There is more drama in watching ice melt. More character development in Beavis and Butthead. More plot in Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star. But enough. Time to get on with my life.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tim Lieder on May 2, 2011
Format: DVD
One of the problems with Deadwood: The Complete Series is the fact that it's a little hard not to compare all other westerns to the series. So when you see a western like Defiance and you realize that the major criminal in the town is not going to be a British saloon owner who ultimately has the best interest of the settlement at heart (even as he keeps feeding his enemies to the pigs) or the hero is not going to be a violently conflicted man who wants to curb his urges to beat down everyone he sees, you feel just a little sad. In great westerns like Unforgiven [Blu-ray] you get moral ambiguity and a story that lets you know everyone that is getting killed. In mediocre westerns, the villains are evil and the heroes are cool.

This movie is not a great western. And it takes some getting used to. The acting is very much like the television movies of old with wooden acting and some of the least original shot setups this side of the talking scenes from The Phantom Menace. Bird chirps and canned incidental music (probably keyed into a synthesizer marked as "western" or "bad times") dominate the soundtrack. The fact that everyone is swearing and shooting makes this whole thing rather surreal. You expect to see a lot of prairie talk and down home spun wisdom and then someone shoots someone. In fact, at one point the brother just shoots a guy for being rude to him (and then telling him that he'd be stupid to shoot him) which kind of destroys all that moral high ground.

It's not a good movie but it's fascinating in its amateurish production values.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By "bigbobsdonutpoo" on April 30, 2004
Format: DVD
At last, I have finally seen a film of the western genre that is actually worse than 1993's "Posse", with Mario Van Peebles. What appeared at first to be an honest attempt at a period-based home movie, turned out to be an honestly grave error. Some of the, heh heh, pardon me--acting--was worse than anything I'd ever seen from those stuffy drama losers from high school (you know the kind). Pssst! Hey D Linder, listening to monotone dialogue is boring! Please don't ever try directing a film again! Instead, become a cop and go direct traffic: maybe the accidents you cause won't be as bad as this was. Good thing the story flowed so well, naturally blending from one scene to anoth--oh wait, that's a different movie altogether. Oh, and the fat prostitute our 'hero' pays $40 for...that's a bit much, quite gross, actually. Wow...this was just SO incredibly believable. I bet the 'old west' was exactly like this! Next time these buffoons want to make a movie, they should try getting people who don't speak like robots. And a story that's worth paying attention to. I actually got off my butt to go take out the garbage. And mow the lawn. And wash the car. And fix that kitchen cabinet my wife has been at me about. Whew; this movie wore me out! If I go on any more about this farce, I'm going to hang myself...while pretending I had anything to do with the making of this epic of dynamic proportions (...). Too bad you can't rate something with negative stars...I want my money back from that rental place.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 25, 2004
Format: DVD
As the title of my review states This is the worst thing put on film that I have ever seen avoid it at all costs!The Acting(haha) Directing,Story,Plot and everything else about this flick.well it SUCKS! It just ain't no damn good!! It Most defenitly does not deserve any stars, but to write a review I had to give it at least one. I too want my money back from the rental place, I could make a better western with my Kids and a Cam-Corder!!STAY AWAY STAY FAR AWAY!!
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