Luther
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The life of one of the controversial figures in the history of modern religion is brought to the screen in this historical biography. Born in 1483, Martin Luther (Joseph Fiennes) was an intelligent and principled young man who was studying law in early 16th century Germany when a close brush with death led him to follow a spiritual path and join a Catholic monastery. Under the guidance of Johann von Staupitz (Bruno Ganz), Luther became a valued member of the monastery's hierarchy, and as a sign of his trust, von Staupitz asked Luther to join him for a voyage to Rome as part of church… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 44%

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"Luther is rarely presented as anything other than a preacher. He preaches even in casual conversation."
‑ Susan Walker, Toronto Star
"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."
‑ Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter
"even with apparent lack of objectivity, LUTHER proves to be more interesting and more accurate depiction of history than anything recently produced by Hollywood"
‑ Dragan Antulov, Draxblog Movie Reviews
"An effective history lesson, but not nearly riveting enough to be as entertaining as it is earnest."
‑ Louis B. Hobson, Jam! Movies
"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."
‑ Linda Cook, Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
"About as swashbuckling as a history lesson gets."
‑ Leah McLaren, Globe and Mail
"Heady theological badminton, as vigorously thoughtful as it is piously historical."
‑ Scott Brown, Entertainment Weekly
"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."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"An entertaining, well-crafted primer on one of the most important Christian leaders since Jesus Christ."
‑ Bruce Kirkland, Jam! Movies
"There is some valuable historical detail in the script, but Luther's philosophy is simplified and sanitized. The acting is flat and surprisingly uninvolving."
‑ Mark R. Leeper, rec.arts.movies.reviews
"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."
‑ Michael Booth, Denver Post
"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."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"It glosses over the brilliant monk's dark side and ignores his prejudices completely."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Luther is the textbook radical: he acts out what his contemporaries merely profess."
‑ Martin Scribbs, Low IQ Canadian
"So concerned with events that it forgoes ideas, and when your subject is famous for his ideas, ignoring them is doing a great disservice."
‑ Mark Dujsik, Mark Reviews Movies
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