Persecuted (2014)



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The new movie Persecuted opening this July 18th depicts evangelist John Luther as the last obstacle in the way of sweeping religious reform. When a Senator frames Luther for the murder of an innocent teenage girl, an unprecedented era of persecution is unleashed. An evangelist turned fugitive, Luther's mission brings him face-to-face with the coming storm of persecution that will threaten the entire Christian community in America. (c) Official Facebook
PG-13 (for violence and thematic elements)
Action & Adventure , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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James Remar
as John Luther
Bruce Davison
as Sen. Donald Harrison
Dean Stockwell
as Dave Wilson
Fred Dalton Thompson
as Dr. Charles Luther
Gretchen Carlson
as TV Anchor
Brad Stine
as Pastor Ryan Morris
Natalie Grant
as Monica
Raoul Trujillo
as Mr. Gray
James Higgins
as U.S. President
James R. Higgins
as U.S. President
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Critic Reviews for Persecuted

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (5)

Persecuted squanders the talents of its impressive cast -- including James Remar, Bruce Davison, Fred Dalton Thompson and Dean Stockwell -- with its bizarre premise and inept execution.

Full Review… | July 18, 2014
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

A heavy-handed and didactic drama which also manages to be totally mushy in terms of the message it's trying to convey.

Full Review… | July 17, 2014
Top Critic

Just why one particular TV preacher is so all-fired important isn't clear, and neither is anything else about this overwrought mess.

Full Review… | July 17, 2014
New York Times
Top Critic

Straw-man cinema doesn't get much more ludicrous than this heavy-handed, Christian-themed minister-on-the-run thriller.

Full Review… | July 17, 2014
Top Critic

The Lord works in mysterious ways but "Persecuted" works in blundering, obvious ways, straining a Christianity-under-attack theme through a dopey thriller.

Full Review… | July 16, 2014
New York Post
Top Critic

Shouldn't a film about religious tolerance be showing us a man living by example? Instead, we get an image of a bloody, gun-holding hand wrapped in rosary beads. Nice!

Full Review… | June 14, 2016
Epoch Times

Audience Reviews for Persecuted

The persecution has already come to America - Christianity is the only religion you can bad-mouth here. All other religions are "protected" by political correctness umbrella.

Will Song
Will Song

I heard about this movie from my brother who watched a review for it from The Bible Reloaded YouTube series. We watched it yesterday to laugh at it because the reviewers made it sound hilariously bad. That's what I got for the first half. But once the second half was done, I realized something. I freaking hated this movie. It's just so boring and pretentious and obviously has no idea what it's talking about. And it's so hard to follow because it explains nothing. Usually movies like this spell everything out for the audience but this one just assumes that the message is so obvious that everyone can get it upon the first viewing. Bottom Line: This movie is crap. I don't recommend it to anyone.

Andrew Williford
Andrew Williford

Corrupt Washington DC making sure that Americans remain blindfolded to today's fleecing of America, and the sheeple who swoon over our communistic president and his cronies.

Samuel Leggett
Samuel Leggett

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