Defender

Defender

Defender is a movie starring Jeff Adachi and Michael Smith. Adachi represents a young African American man who is charged with assaulting police officers after being falsely accused of a crime in a case with racial overtones. In...

Running Time
1 hours 20 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Crime, Documentary
Director
Jeff Adachi, Jim Choi
Actors
Michael Smith, Jeff Adachi
Country
USA
Year
2017
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about crime «Defender» (22)

Michael McDonald avatar
Michael McDonald

Adachi represents a young African American man who is charged with assaulting police officers after being falsely accused of a crime in a case with racial overtones. In this era of mass incarceration and police shootings of young African American men, how do we, as a society, grapple with the issues of racism and implicit bias in policing and its consequences for those who question police authority? The film also follows the Public Defender's public battle to allow his office to represent immigrants in deportation proceedings in post-Trump America. Over 1,000 immigrants in the San Francisco immigration court are detained without lawyers; Adachi and other city leaders mobilize the community to support an initiative to provide public defenders to poor immigrants and their families.

Kyle avatar
Kyle

Nice Documentary theme. Bit of corny dialogue though.

Margaret Dean avatar
Margaret Dean

WOW are the only words to describe the movie! I'm honestly amazed. I expected a lot, and got SOOOOOO much more..

Brian avatar
Brian

The reason I feel that this movie is such a TRIUMPH is the same reason I feel I lead a fulfilling life. I strive to live in the moment...to view my journey in life as exactly that: a journey.

Jack Hawkins avatar
Jack Hawkins

I really enjoyed it. Can't say that about many movies these days.

Gregory Ramirez avatar
Gregory Ramirez

just go and watch it and be prepared to be blown away. Literally.

Dylan avatar
Dylan

Jeff Adachi was a director who meticulously thought about the look of every frame of his movies.

Carol Grant avatar
Carol Grant

Jeff Adachi kept this movie train moving along while Michael Smith was in his element. It’s not a film that is going to have you guessing what is going to happen next but it's enjoyable from start to finish. It's a holiday

Johnny avatar
Johnny

Jim Choi, you deserve a standing ovation. From an unbiased, stand-alone movie point of view, this film does an incredible job of being exciting from beginning to end

Ashley Reed avatar
Ashley Reed

Michael Smith does an amazing job and the movie is very well-made. I would recommend to anyone.