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As Nazi forces invade Poland, the defiant Bielski brothers (played by Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber and Jamie Bell) escape into the Belarussian forest. Worried about the encroaching army and others of their race, the three men begin rescuing Jews and offering them protection within a village they build amidst the dense trees. This movie is based on a true story. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: B-
Language: D
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 137
Theater Release: 16 Jan 2009
Video Release: 02 Jun 2009
MPAA Rating: R
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Defiance is rated R: for violence and language.

Cast: Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Jamie Bell.
Studio: 2008 Paramount Vantage
Website: Official site for Defiance.

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It’s 1941 and tens of thousands of Jewish people are being hunted in Eastern Europe—but three brothers are determined to take control of their destiny. Tuvia (Daniel Craig), Zus (Live… 
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Why Is Defiance Rated R?

Based on historical accounts of Jews who were determined to hide from the wrath of… 
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