Missionary (2014)

Katherine is a struggling mother trying to create a better life for her and her son. She meets Elder Brock, a handsome Mormon missionary with a troubled past and they begin an incendiary love affair. But when Katherine reunites with her… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 31, 2014
DVD Release Date: January 5, 2015
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Justin Chang

Taken strictly as a Cinemax-grade potboiler, "Missionary" is often a hoot, and more effective than it has any right to be.

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Pete Vonder Haar
Village Voice

The tension in Missionary is surprisingly effective, especially given how easy it should be to put out an APB on a guy on a freaking bicycle ...

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Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

The movie may well appeal to Mormon audiences because the plot directly incorporates the tenets of their religion. They may also pick up on thematic cues not apparent to non-Mormons. All other audiences will see it as a generic, unconvincing thriller.

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

This lean thriller deftly shows how the fervency needed to wholly embrace any one belief or institution can, if unchecked, yield dire consequences.

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Todd Jorgenson

Things spiral downhill in predictable fashion, squandering a premise about faith and temptation that should have been much edgier and more provocative.

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Roger Moore
Tribune News Service

Slick, sordid, generic, and as it comes apart it flirts with some pretty serious Mormon bashing, for good measure.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

A Southern Gothic thriller that begins on a high note but fails to deliver.

Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

Little more than a pallid gender-reversal version of 'Fatal Attraction' with an unseemly religious twist...at best cable-TV fodder.

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Scott Weinberg

A well-made but generally predictable next-gen Fatal Attraction.

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