Left Behind: The Movie
Left Behind: The Movie (2001)

In the Holy Bible, the Book of Revelations speaks of an event called "The Rapture," in which it is believed God will call those who have been saved to Heaven, while those who have not repented their sins will remain on Earth.… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: January 26, 2001
DVD Release Date: October 31, 2000
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Critic Score: 16% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Poor production values, slow pacing, and an implausible story makes Left Behind a movie only for the faithful.

Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

In the end, or maybe in the beginning, it won't merely be the unfaithful on the screen who will feel left behind.

Tom Keogh

Nearly unendurable.

Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

The almost total absence of anything that actually looks like a narrative is one of Left Behind's issues, but it's not, honestly, one of the biggest.

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Joe Leydon

Might be extremely effective while preaching to the converted, but it's no great shakes as secular entertainment.

Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

A competently made film hampered by wooden performances and a script that has a few too many 'Gee whiz' moments of dialogue.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Mix of apocalyptic book series and the Bible.

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James Berardinelli

An exceedingly poorly made motion picture.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

For all its intimations of fire and brimstone, the film isn't remotely frightening, and the high-school-level acting doesn't help.

Scott Weinberg

These folks get eternity in heaven, while I'm stuck here watching the Left Behind trilogy. I'm calling my rabbi.

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Flixster Audience Score: 56% Flixster User Reviews
Dan Schultz
Not terrible, but obviously very flawed and the acting isn't the greatest.
Jason Owens
I haven't ever read any of the Left Behind books, but I've heard a lot about them. I got to watch the movie, and it's not the best religious-type… More
Curtis Lilly
not very memorable.