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as Martin Luther
as Prince Frederick the Wise
as Johann Tetzel
as Father Johann von Staupitz
as Girolamo Aleandro
as Katerina von Borg
as Georg Spalatin
as Professor Karlstadt
as Charles V
as Emperor Charles V
as Pope Leo XII
as Cardinal Cajetan
as Von der Eck
as Dominican Monk
as Guardian Monk
as Fugger auditor
Critic Reviews for Luther
Luther is rarely presented as anything other than a preacher. He preaches even in casual conversation.
About as swashbuckling as a history lesson gets.
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.
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.
Heady theological badminton, as vigorously thoughtful as it is piously historical.
Luther is a film that you know will end with one of those codas telling us what a profound life he led. But the movie itself just doesn't leave that kind of footprint.
Audience Reviews for Luther
A great film. This was a lot better than I thought it would be and a really good insight on the state of the Catholic Church at the time. It reaffirmed what I had already though and gave a neat perspective on the life and times of Martin Luther, a man who was willing to go against the grain for something he believed in. Something more people should do these days.
I am not a religious person, but I do appeciate a good historical biodrama. This is a movie that does Martin Luther a great justice, and shows how this man formed some of his thoughts and ideals that he would use to change the world by taking on the Catholic church. Taking on the Catholic church in those days meant risking death. Amazing that he accomplished so much, and developed such a great following. There are some scenes, however, that depict him as being just slightly out of his mind...but I find a lot of geniuses are slightly off kilter. Martin Luther included....
fantastic film. accurate and very well acted, great portayal of the start of the reformation
|Martin Luther:||Your Imperial Majesty and Your Lordships demand a simple answer. Here it is, plain and unvarnished. Unless I am convicted [convinced] of error by the testimony of Scripture or (since I put no trust in the unsupported authority of Pope or councils, since it is plain that they have often erred and often contradicted themselves) by manifest reasoning, I stand convicted [convinced] by the Scriptures to which I have appealed, and my conscience is taken captive by God's word, I cannot and will not recant anything, for to act against our conscience is neither safe for us, nor open to us. On this I take my stand. I can do no other. God help me.|
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