Review | Resistance

Resistance movie review & film summary (2020) | Roger Ebert

Do you remember the mime, Marcel Marceau? Did you know that he was in the French Resistance during World War II?

Neither did I.

Review 2020 by Flytrap



Written by: Jonathan Jakubowicz

Directed by: Jonathan Jakubowicz

Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Clémence Poésy, Bella Ramsey, Ed Harris, Matthias Schweighöfer, Karl Markovics
Complete cast and crew are here

Rated R
Running time: 120 Mins
On Amazon Prime


As the Nazi war machine devours Europe, a young actor must make a decision on how to best be of help.

First warning: This movie gets very grim, on occasion, especially when dealing with Klaus Barbie; this not really a family-friendly film. That being said, this is one of the most gripping films I have seen in a while and I wore out the edge of my seat while watching it. There are several narratives: Marcel, his father, Elsbeth, and the scary Nazi Barber, etc., that are skillfully entwined. Eisenberg is perfect as the actor who struggles to find his place in the Resistance.

I highly recommend this one, although it’s not all fun and games. There are no post-credit scenes.

Flytrap rating: 8/10

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