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Defendor

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1 h 41 min201015
Arthur Poppington (Woody Harrelson, 2012) doesn't need super powers or fancy toys to fight crime. Armed only with a childlike sense of wonder and his quirky arsenal of cheap, home-made gadgets, he becomes DEFENDOR! He finds an unexpected partner when he rescues and falls for a local prostitute (Kat Dennings, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist). Can the two of them take down the city's most fea...
Directors
Peter Stebbings
Starring
Woody HarrelsonElias KoteasMichael Kelly
Genres
Comedy
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio Languages
English
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Supporting actors
Sandra OhKat Dennings
Producers
Nicholas D. Tabarrok
Studio
Darius Films
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Prime Video (streaming online video)
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4.2 out of 5 stars

258 global ratings

  1. 59% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 20% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 11% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 5% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 6% of reviews have 1 stars
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MaverickaizerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 27 September 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Comedy crime
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In a city where justice is an illusion, only the delusional fight back. Arthur Poppington (Woody Harrelson) is a self-proclaimed superhero known as "Defendor". Hilarious movie, deserving of a '7.5, out of 10' rating.
ChrissieReviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 May 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Defendor DVD
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Arrived very quickly and well packaged. I love this film, it's so innocent and chill out, very poignant movie.... It's just so lovely ...buy it and enjoy!!
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Jack Redburn.Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 08 January 2012
5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent film.....
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Looking at the other reviews,I think prospective buyers may be a little confused as to what category this film actually falls into.The cover implies something more light hearted than what it is.The plot is basically about a man with mental health problems who believes he can right the worlds wrongs,encapsulated in the form of a gangster he knows as 'Captain Industry'by adopting the guise guise of self created superhero called 'Defendor'. Woody Harrelson is superb in the lead role and doesn't fall into the trap of becoming schmaltsy,indeed his relationship with a prostitute doesn't either.It's a well written,well acted film,and not really anything to do with comic book superheroes.
Would I recommend it?..Yes!,absolutely.
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JinjapewbsReviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 January 2012
4.0 out of 5 stars
Sweet, funny, cute
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And that's just Woody Harrelson! :p
A lovely little film, well worth watching - don't expect super-hero biff pow bang. Think a quiet treatise on a mentally-unstable but good-natured guy trying to right a wrong while running around with a weird assortment of home-made non-lethal weapons.
Oh and the young acid-tongued hooker who befriends him.
Quietly loved this film.
Stephen L FordReviewed in the United Kingdom on 23 May 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Interesting and memorable. Woody is wonderful.
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Excellent. A balancing act between simple fury at crime and violent vigillantism, with an overriding question about which is sane.
Jessica RalphReviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 January 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
Compelling viewing of a fresh take on the 'superhero' genre
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This is a refreshing take on a genre that is saturated by Marvel. It is an intriguing film that compels you to watch it out of curiosity as to what is going to happen the protagonists of Arthur Poppington and Angel (A.K.A Kat). I would not give it a 5 but I would say it's a thoroughly enjoyable movie and Woody Harrelson plays the character incredibly well and the story-line is well though out and administered throughout the movie.
Jamie DeucharsReviewed in the United Kingdom on 06 February 2018
3.0 out of 5 stars
If You Want Cheesy, You Got It!
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Not one of Woody Harrelsons better movies. All the cheese and corn you could want in a movie is here! A movie not worth the paper the script was written on!
Kindle CustomerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 08 August 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Region locked - region A
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Great movie. If you can bypass the region lock.
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