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  • 50
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    Saving the day is Harrelson's low-key, rooted performance, adding an unexpected layer of poignancy when things take a decidedly darker turn. show more

  • 90
    Pam Grady Boxoffice Magazine

    That tension between silly comedy and poignant drama could have been dicey, but Stebbings and Harrelson maintain just the right balance between the two. show more

  • 60
    L.A. Weekly

    Although Harrelson displays the right balance of sweetness and quiet instability, Defendor’s genial spirit fails to mesh with the filmmaker’s exploration of darker emotional terrain. show more

  • 60
    Dennis Harvey Variety

    Harrelson shines, particularly in framing scenes with Sandra Oh as a tactful court psychiatrist. show more

  • 50
    Los Angeles Times

    For all its aspirations, the film never meshes into something cohesive or substantial. Its naive earnestness has its charms, but like its title character, Defendor never takes flight. show more

  • September 19, 2011 gd00000000102200
    Report This User

    funny all the way through

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