"Freedom is fragile and costly and must be defended by work and by faith and even by blood." John Luther (Remar) is one of the premiere evangelists in the country and his opinions and values are widely respected. Senator Donald Harrison is championing a bill that deals with sweeping religious reform and he needs Luther's backing. When he refuses the Senator frames him for a murder and ruins his name. Now Luther must not only find who did this and why but he must also clear his name. My practice of not watching trailers before the movie has both good and bad points. The good points are that I don't know what to expect and any twists given away in the trailer are surprises to me. The bad thing about it is that I have certain expectations based solely on the poster or cover of the case. Most of the time it works in my favor. This is one exception. I was expecting a movie like Red State where there is an evil preacher. Without getting too political or religious I have to say the irony in this movie was very in your face. As for the movie itself this is yet again another movie where the idea is much better than the actual movie. This started off tense and interesting but quickly fell flat and uninspired. The best way to watch this movie is to watch the first 15 minutes and the last 5. Everything else is generic and flat. Overall, a movie that started off with so much promise but I quickly lost interest in and struggled to finish. I give this a C.
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Nationally acclaimed evangelist John Luther is the last obstacle in the way of sweeping religious reform in the States. When a U.S. Senator and Luther's own supporters abduct and frame him in the murder of an innocent teenage girl, an unprecedented era of persecution is unleashed. Out on personal recognizance, Luther escapes police surveillance in search of the truth. And suddenly a once-normal life is targeted by a team of ex-military operatives who wage a relentless campaign to eliminate the incriminating evidence. As evangelist turned fugitive, Luther vows to expose anyone involved with, or profiting from, the girl's murder. It's a mission that brings him face-to-face with the coming storm of persecution that will threaten the entire American Christian community.
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A movie that started off with so much promise but I quickly lost interest in and struggled to finish
Talk about missing the mark...
You know what's worse than a bad movie? A bad movie with good actors who are trying desperately to tell a story.
I saw the movie and it's possibly the worst movie I've seen in my life which is sad because I like James Remar and Bruce Davison. I think they're good actors. Not the best out there but they're decent.
What I got was one of the most unrealistic, disjointed movies I've ever had the misfortune of seeing. Nothing here makes any sense. A Senator, played by Davison, wants to introduce a bill that will limit the Freedom of Speech of Christians. Not anybody else, just Christians and they will be unable to say that they know "the truth". Forget for a moment that such a thing could never happen due to the First Amendment. This is a fantasy movie after all.
But we have James Remar as an evangelist who opposes this and Bruce Davison then frames him with the rape and murder of a teenage girl in order to silence him.
What proceeds is really... incomprehensible. I tried to understand the motivations beyond just, "Christian good, non-Christian bad" but that's all I was able to get from it.
If you're a die hard right wing Christian fundamentalist then this is right up your alley. It's a good VS evil story that plays right into your paranoia. This movie was literally made for you.
If you're anybody else, I'd give this a pass.
A movie where the big bad government tries to promote religious tolerance and the loving Christians are forced to put up with it.
Can you say delusional?
The so-called Christians who make films like this insist on being attacked by the big bad government even though they got their so- called savior Trump in the White House. They insist on refusing change and yet wonder why more liberal Christians or others dislike them.
Why they can't make films where the Christians are more like Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Martin Niemoller or Martin Luther King Jr is a mystery to me.