Resistance

critic Reviews

56% Rotten Tomatometer Score56%
  • Flawed yet honorable, Resistance pushes past uneven performances and execution to pay sincere tribute to its real-life protagonist.
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    A.A. DowdAV Club
    Resistance is like a maudlin Robin Williams vehicle inorganically fused with a by-the-numbers wartime thriller.
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    Barry HertzGlobe and Mail
    The Second World War drama Resistance, however, possesses a style that can be summed up as simply formulaic.
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    Mary Elizabeth WilliamsSalon.com
    It feels important to remember what humans can endure in the darkest hours, and that those hours can pass. Most significantly, Resistance is a reminder of the truly lifesaving work of artists.
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    Amy NicholsonFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    It felt very teenager-y to me, but I'm so thrilled to now know the Marcel Marceau story.
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    Glenn KennyRogerEbert.com
    Jakubowicz handles these threads with coherence and vigor.
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    Ella TaylorNPR
    Marceau truly was a hero who carried his sadness into his work, and Resistance is an honorable, absorbing homage to the making of a man and his art.
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    Jorge Ignacio CastilloPlanet S Magazine
    Even though the events on which the film is based are compelling, director Jonathan Jakubowicz botches the execution by failing to provide the main character with a development arc.
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    Luke ParkerVoiceBoxOffice
    What these missteps actually do is compromise the validity of the emotions and the suffering that has made the Holocaust one of the most memorable periods of human existence.
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    Chris KnightNational Post
    The film is not the equal of its subject.
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    Robert W. ButlerButler's Cinema Scene
    The major stumbling block here, though, is the film's leading man. Jesse Eisenberg just isn't right as Marcel. He lacks gravitas, and would need Brando-level charisma to keep this sprawling yarn centered.
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