The Saratov Approach
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The Saratov Approach
Inspired by actual events, THE SARATOV APPROACH is the extraordinary, untold story of Elders Travis Tuttle and Andrew Propst and their week-long abduction in Saratov, Russia. On what seemed like any other day during their two-year LDS missions, Elders Travis Tuttle (Corbin Allred) and Andrew Propst (Maclain Nelson) are approached by Nikolai (Nikita Bogolyubov) to meet a friend. But then the missionaries experience the unimaginable -- kidnapped, beaten, and held for ransom for nearly a week -- on the other side of the world in Saratov, Russia. While their family, friends and the world pray for… More
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"Uneven acting, some trite dialogue and several overplayed emotional beats flatten instead of round out the storytelling here."
‑ Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times
"A riveting tale that affirms the faith of the already converted without insulting the intelligence of the skeptic who primarily wants a high-caliber movie."
‑ Bruce Bennett, Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
"There's not as much suspense as the premise suggests, thanks to a bloated middle section that's more concerned with religious reflection than practical negotiation."
‑ Todd Jorgenson, Cinemalogue.com
"In so many ways the film would be more interesting if it were more ambitious, but on its own terms it is surprisingly strong."
‑ Louis Black, Austin Chronicle
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