"Oh what could have been. A superb (and true) story with two great lead actors and some great actions scenes. Shame the film failed to live up to its potential. With a confusing and obtuse plot and strangely awful diaglogue 'Defiance' fails where other Holocaust-movies succeeded. Had the reveal of the mass-graves been better placed or the character been given a clearer background, then maybe this film would have been a ground-breaker. But for a real top film stick to 'Schindler's List' or even the episode of 'Band of Brothers' in which the Holocaust is covered. Disappointing."