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Crime . Comedy . Action . Drama

A crooked cop, a mob boss and the young girl they abuse are the denizens of a city's criminal underworld. It's a world that ordinary Arthur Poppington doesn't understand and doesn't belong in, but is committed to fighting when he changes into a vigilante super-hero of his own making, Defendor. With no power other than courage Defendor takes to the streets to protect the city's innocents.

Actors: Tony Nappo , Alan C. Peterson , Lisa Ray , Kristin Booth , Michael Kelly , Clark Johnson , Sandra Oh , Elias Koteas , Kat Dennings , Woody Harrelson
Directors: Peter Stebbings
Country: CANADA , USA , UK
Release: 2010-05-13
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  • Pam Grady

    That tension between silly comedy and poignant drama could have been dicey, but Stebbings and Harrelson maintain just the right balance between the two.

    Boxoffice Magazine Full Review
  • Dennis Harvey

    Harrelson shines, particularly in framing scenes with Sandra Oh as a tactful court psychiatrist.

    Variety Full Review
  • Tim Grierson

    Although Harrelson displays the right balance of sweetness and quiet instability, Defendor’s genial spirit fails to mesh with the filmmaker’s exploration of darker emotional terrain.

    L.A. Weekly Full Review
  • Glenn Whipp

    For all its aspirations, the film never meshes into something cohesive or substantial. Its naive earnestness has its charms, but like its title character, Defendor never takes flight.

    Los Angeles Times Full Review
  • Michael Rechtshaffen

    Saving the day is Harrelson's low-key, rooted performance, adding an unexpected layer of poignancy when things take a decidedly darker turn.

    The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
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