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In 1944 a group of women in an isolated Welsh village wake up to discover all of the their husbands have mysteriously vanished.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The pace is so pedestrian it's a wonder the entire cast aren't on Zimmer frames."
‑ Graham Young, Birmingham Post
"Not bad, but it falls far short of It Happened Here."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"There is little conventional suspense or action, just an undertone of violence, and a sense of hallucination and disorientation."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"Gupta's faithfully muted approach to Sheers' literary atmosphere is both Resistance's illusive strength and its hindrance."
‑ Lisa Giles-Keddie,
"It's a great idea, and the filmmaking is sensitive and complex, although it's never as exciting as it should be."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"There have been several 'what if' movies about what Britain might have been like had the Nazis occupied us. This is one of the worst."
‑ Christopher Tookey, Daily Mail [UK]
"Fails to capitalise on its intriguing premise and the pacing is painfully slow throughout."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
"Riseborough ... reminds us yet again what a great film actress she could be, in the right context."
‑ Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph
"Gupta, working from novelist Owen Sheer's screenplay, isn't tempted by big bangs and action setpieces, preferring to keep the narrative subtly human scale."
‑ Tim Evans, Sky Movies
"The film has the feel of Sunday night telly - perfectly serviceable, but not much more."
‑ Alistair Harkness, Scotsman
"Ostensibly about decency and tough moral choices, these movies are actually an excuse to watch pretty people striding through pretty countryside."
‑ , This is London
"A cold, bleak film. Riseborough is superb, but an all-too-brief Michael Sheen cameo underscores what's missing: conflict."
‑ Adam Woodward, Little White Lies
"A beautiful, elliptical war film with the haunting qualities of a ghost story. Riseborough is terrific and Gupta proves that he's a talent to watch."
‑ Nev Pierce, Empire Magazine
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