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Left Behind - The Movie (2001)



Average Rating: 3.2/10
Reviews Counted: 44
Fresh: 7 | Rotten: 37

Poor production values, slow pacing, and an implausible story makes Left Behind a movie only for the faithful.


Average Rating: 2.8/10
Critic Reviews: 14
Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 13

Poor production values, slow pacing, and an implausible story makes Left Behind a movie only for the faithful.



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In the Holy Bible, the Book of Revelations speaks of an event called "The Rapture," in which it is believed God will call those who have been saved to Heaven, while those who have not repented their sins will remain on Earth. Authors Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins have written a series of novels based upon the premise of how the Rapture would affect ordinary people in the modern world, and Left Behind is the first feature film to be adapted from their work. Rayford Steele (Brad Johnson) is an

Oct 31, 2000


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All Critics (53) | Top Critics (18) | Fresh (7) | Rotten (37) | DVD (6)

In the end, or maybe in the beginning, it won't merely be the unfaithful on the screen who will feel left behind.

March 2, 2001 Full Review Source: Toronto Star
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Might be extremely effective while preaching to the converted, but it's no great shakes as secular entertainment.

February 7, 2001 Full Review Source: Variety
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An exceedingly poorly made motion picture.

February 5, 2001 Full Review Source: ReelViews
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Nearly unendurable.

February 5, 2001
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A competently made film hampered by wooden performances and a script that has a few too many 'Gee whiz' moments of dialogue.

February 2, 2001
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For all its intimations of fire and brimstone, the film isn't remotely frightening, and the high-school-level acting doesn't help.

February 2, 2001 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Mix of apocalyptic book series and the Bible.

December 25, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
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These folks get eternity in heaven, while I'm stuck here watching the Left Behind trilogy. I'm calling my rabbi.

December 19, 2005 Full Review Source:

Lame dialogue and acting is rescued by interesting plot and characters.

February 9, 2005 Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope
Laramie Movie Scope

Atuações ridículas em um filme absurdo.

November 22, 2003
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April 21, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

The storytelling is heavy-handed, the plot convoluted, the direction inconsistent, the acting wooden and the effects cheesy.

March 5, 2001
Jam! Movies

It's pretty spooky but director Vic Sarin, screenwriter Allan McElroy are unable to sustain much suspense or credibility.

March 2, 2001
Calgary Sun

The loosely scripted story is further burdened with clunky dialogue and performances, shoddy continuity, and, well, Kirk Cameron.

February 26, 2001 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

We're asked to buy Kirk Cameron as a hardcore journalist covering an international crisis in the Middle East?

February 20, 2001 Full Review Source:

A sloppy, disjointed job.

February 9, 2001 Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion
One Guy's Opinion

The only thing "Left Behind" made me want to do was pray that it would soon be over.

February 7, 2001 Full Review Source: Aisle Seat | Comment (1)
Aisle Seat

Turns Biblical scripture into boneheaded action-adventure with only the slightest lip service paid to serious issues of faith.

February 7, 2001 Full Review Source: Philadelphia City Paper
Philadelphia City Paper

Neither as bad you might fear nor as good as you might hope.

February 5, 2001 Full Review Source: Internet Reviews
Internet Reviews

As a film, it's terrible.

February 5, 2001 Full Review Source:

A Christian fundamentalist film styled as a grade-B sci-fi action thriller.

February 5, 2001 Full Review Source: Nitrate Online
Nitrate Online

This picture's b-movie values probably play better on video than in theaters.

February 5, 2001 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

There are various absurd developments that will have most everyone chuckling, rolling their eyes or simply getting up and leaving after too many such occurrences.

February 5, 2001 Full Review Source: Screen It!
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Audience Reviews for Left Behind - The Movie

Not terrible, but obviously very flawed and the acting isn't the greatest.
October 19, 2009
Dan Schultz

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not very memorable.
March 10, 2008
Curtis Lilly

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