Left Behind: The Movie (2001)



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

Movie Info

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 … More

Rating: PG-13 (for violence)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Faith & Spirituality, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: , , ,
Written By: Alan McElroy, Joe Goodman, Paul Lalonde, Joel Goodman, Alan B. McElroy
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 31, 2000
Cloud Ten Pictures - Official Site


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as Bruce Barnes

as Chaim

as Nicolae

as Jonathan

as Ivy Gold

as Steve Plank

as Ken Ritz

as Flattop/Carl

as Fitzhugh

as Alan Tompkins

as Pastor Billings

as Young Girl on Plane

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as Soldier No. 1

as Husband on Plane

as Wife/Mother

as Elderly Woman

as Old Drunk Lady

as Big Man on Plane

as Zombie Man

as Young Mother on Road

as Washroom Attendant

as Eric Miller

as Woman in Green Blous...

as Security Guard No. 1

as Security Guard No. 2

as News Anchor

as Passenger

as Buck's Assistant

as GNN Reporter

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Critic Reviews for Left Behind: The Movie

All Critics (54) | Top Critics (18)

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

Full Review… | March 2, 2001
Toronto Star
Top Critic

Might be extremely effective while preaching to the converted, but it's no great shakes as secular entertainment.

Full Review… | February 7, 2001
Top Critic

An exceedingly poorly made motion picture.

Full Review… | February 5, 2001
Top Critic

Nearly unendurable.

February 5, 2001
Top Critic

The almost total absence of anything that actually looks like a narrative is one of Left Behind's issues, but it's not, honestly, one of the biggest.

Full Review… | October 25, 2014
Antagony & Ecstasy

Mix of apocalyptic book series and the Bible.

Full Review… | December 25, 2010
Common Sense Media

Audience Reviews for Left Behind: The Movie

Not terrible, but obviously very flawed and the acting isn't the greatest.

Dan Schultz
Dan Schultz

Super Reviewer


I haven't ever read any of the Left Behind books, but I've heard a lot about them. I got to watch the movie, and it's not the best religious-type movie I've ever seen, but it's not bad. Kirk Cameron stars as one of the people who have been 'left behind' after the revelation. A lot of people start mysteriously disappearing and a bunch of people are trying to figure out why. The people who have been left behind have to find a way to find out what has happened and then try to change themselves in order to have a chance to make it after the 7 year tribulation without getting involved in the anti-christ's plan to take over the world.
I thought "Left Behind" was a good movie. The only thing I didn't like about it was that I thought it ended all of a sudden without getting enough of the story in. Other than that, this movie has a lot of meaning to it and I recommend anybody to watch it, especially if you've been reading the series of books. If you don't get a chance to see the movie now, it's supposed to be coming to theatres sometime in early 2001. NOTE: That was my Amazon review from the year 2000.

Jason Owens

Super Reviewer

not very memorable.

Curtis Lilly

Super Reviewer

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