Luther (2003)

A biopic which examines Protestant reformer Martin Luther's personal battles, and his transformation from a simple monk into leader of the Protestant movement--and, in the eyes of the Vatican, an ecclesiastical terrorist.

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: September 26, 2003
DVD Release Date: August 31, 2004
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Critic Score: 45% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This cinematic treatment of Martin Luther's life is more dull than inspiring.

Susan Walker
Toronto Star

Luther is rarely presented as anything other than a preacher. He preaches even in casual conversation.

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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter

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.

Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews

even with apparent lack of objectivity, LUTHER proves to be more interesting and more accurate depiction of history than anything recently produced by Hollywood

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Leah McLaren
Globe and Mail

About as swashbuckling as a history lesson gets.

Scott Brown
Entertainment Weekly

Heady theological badminton, as vigorously thoughtful as it is piously historical.

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Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

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.

Michael Booth
Denver Post

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.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

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.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It glosses over the brilliant monk's dark side and ignores his prejudices completely.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Jon Lantz
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… More
Jens S.
Pretty interesting history lesson on the life of Martin Luther. Rather quick paced and with a very colorful international cast. Including the wonderful Sir… More
Cynthia S.
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… More
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danny d
fantastic film. accurate and very well acted, great portayal of the start of the reformation
Dillon Lupky
The director just didn't get it right. The acting sucks too. I liked some of the set pieces, I guess. Pretty tedious story-telling.