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Luther Reviews

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Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews
July 1, 2005
even with apparent lack of objectivity, LUTHER proves to be more interesting and more accurate depiction of history than anything recently produced by Hollywood
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
April 25, 2005
Interessante por natureza (o tema é fascinante), o filme perde pontos pela frieza da narrativa e por simplificar idéias e alguns acontecimentos fundamentais na vida de Lutero.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
December 3, 2004
It glosses over the brilliant monk's dark side and ignores his prejudices completely.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Susan Walker
Toronto Star
October 22, 2004
Luther is rarely presented as anything other than a preacher. He preaches even in casual conversation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Louis B. Hobson
Jam! Movies
October 22, 2004
An effective history lesson, but not nearly riveting enough to be as entertaining as it is earnest.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies
October 22, 2004
An entertaining, well-crafted primer on one of the most important Christian leaders since Jesus Christ.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Leah McLaren
Globe and Mail
October 22, 2004
About as swashbuckling as a history lesson gets.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Martin Scribbs
Low IQ Canadian
July 21, 2004
Luther is the textbook radical: he acts out what his contemporaries merely profess.
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Michael Booth
Denver Post
November 21, 2003
A few too many amateurish techniques and oversimplified confrontations hold Luther back a notch or two from greatness, and stamp it instead as entertaining Lutheran cheerleading.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
October 8, 2003
Both as a veteran movie reviewer and long-time Lutheran, I left the theater with the feeling that "Luther" is a good movie about a great man.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
October 6, 2003
Shot on 100 locations in three countries and outfitted with impressive props, costumes, art direction and medieval streets, Luther makes up for what it lacks in vigorous storytelling with such production values.
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
October 6, 2003
There is some valuable historical detail in the script, but Luther's philosophy is simplified and sanitized. The acting is flat and surprisingly uninvolving.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/10
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies
October 5, 2003
So concerned with events that it forgoes ideas, and when your subject is famous for his ideas, ignoring them is doing a great disservice.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
October 5, 2003
muddies the historical facts, flatly constructs its major characters as stereotypes, and fails to entertain
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Scott Brown
Entertainment Weekly
October 2, 2003
Heady theological badminton, as vigorously thoughtful as it is piously historical.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
October 1, 2003
Though it fails when providing a rounded history of the life of Martin Luther, it succeeds in giving viewers a little taste of the other social factors influencing things during the 16th century in Europe.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
October 1, 2003
A throwback to the days when such movies as 'A Man for All Seasons' tackled big religious ideas in the context of significant historical events...
| Original Score: 3/4
Victoria Alexander
Movie Reviews in Croatian
September 30, 2003
I've studied Martin Luther. Joseph Fiennes ruins him.
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Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
September 30, 2003
Luther oversimplifies history. Saying indulgences caused the Protestant Reformation is like saying slavery caused the Civil War.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
September 29, 2003
Completely stealing the picture, Peter Ustinov ... is breathtakingly brilliant.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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