Resistance

critic Reviews

61% Fresh Tomatometer Score61%
  • Flawed yet honorable, Resistance pushes past uneven performances and execution to pay sincere tribute to its real-life protagonist.
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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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    John DeForeHollywood Reporter
    An involving if imperfect look at humanism amidst atrocity.
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    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle
    The truth is, even if young Marcel didn't go on to become a major artist, this was a story worth telling.
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    Peter TraversRolling Stone
    Playing the iconic mime Marcel Marceau in his early days as a French Resistance fighter for Jewish children, Eisenberg acts with physical finesse and deep feeling, proving that the power of art can literally be a saving grace.
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    Preston BartaDenton Record-Chronicle
    While 'Jojo Rabbit' helps children to grasp the realities of the Holocaust, 'Resistance' informs parents of how to discuss it with them. Eisenberg gives one of his best performances.
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    Wade MajorFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    This is a beautifully written and directed film... It all comes together in a very powerful and compelling way. I liked it a lot.
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    Cate MarquisWe Are Movie Geeks
    The great strength of RESISTANCE is its remarkable true-story basis, bolstered by a top-notch cast and high-quality production values.
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    Jeffrey M. AndersonCommon Sense Media
    While it hits some familiar biopic notes in its first half, this WWII drama (with a fine performance by Eisenberg) eventually becomes an unabashed, heroic tale of good-vs.-evil and sacrifice.
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