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  • Summary: In the blink of an eye, the biblical Rapture strikes the world. Millions of people disappear without a trace. All that remains are their clothes and belongings, and in an instant, terror and chaos spread around the world. Ray Steele (Nicolas Cage), an airline pilot, struggles to calm, andIn the blink of an eye, the biblical Rapture strikes the world. Millions of people disappear without a trace. All that remains are their clothes and belongings, and in an instant, terror and chaos spread around the world. Ray Steele (Nicolas Cage), an airline pilot, struggles to calm, and ultimately to save the lives of the passengers that remain on his flight, as the world below loses its ability to help his plane, and any other to safety. Running out of fuel, his equipment failing, his crew escalating into panic, Ray must guide the plane with the help of GWN reporter, Cameron “Buck” Williams (Chad Michael Murray) who takes over the role of co-pilot in the face of the crisis. For Buck Williams, being trapped at 30,000 feet with a plane full of terrified passengers means a struggle to understand the incomprehensible. On the ground, Ray’s daughter Chloe (Cassi Thomson) struggles to find her young brother and mother, both of whom may have disappeared in the Biblical event. Forcing herself through the chaos, Chloe must navigate a world filled with terror and despair. [Freestyle Releasing] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 25
  2. Negative: 24 out of 25
  1. Reviewed by: Nathan Rabin
    Oct 2, 2014
    50
    The film’s appeal is largely dependent on Cage; Left Behind is a batshit-crazy Cage cult classic of a radically new stripe.
  2. 38
    It’s inoffensive, unless you take umbrage at the idea that the only people who know not to steal are True Believers and all that keeps society from an instant meltdown are the Faithful.
  3. Reviewed by: Christy Lemire
    Oct 3, 2014
    25
    Christian readers and audiences are the base here, but it’s hard to imagine that this incarnation of the story will persuade anyone else to find the Lord unless they’re sitting in the theater praying for the dialogue or special effects to improve.
  4. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Oct 2, 2014
    20
    The director, Vic Armstrong — whose lengthy résumé hews primarily toward stunt work — displays no facility with actors and even less with pacing.
  5. Reviewed by: Steve Macfarlane
    Oct 3, 2014
    12
    Left Behind is one of those films so deeply, fundamentally terrible that it feels unwittingly high-concept.
  6. 10
    Left Behind is biblical in its silliness.
  7. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    Oct 2, 2014
    0
    This failed epic — really, an epic failure — would barely be noticed, were it not for former Oscar-winner Nicolas Cage taking on a “Sharknado”-quality remake of a Kirk Cameron movie.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 46
  2. Negative: 25 out of 46
  1. Oct 5, 2014
    10
    This movie was a great adaptation of the book, and the mostly negative reviews have come from the criticism of the subject matter. I amThis movie was a great adaptation of the book, and the mostly negative reviews have come from the criticism of the subject matter. I am disappointed with the reviews of Elizabeth W-mn. If this movie would have been about agnosticism the critics would have given it very positive reviews. Overall it was an engaging film. Expand
  2. rfm
    Dec 8, 2014
    10
    It was great, I hope they have a 2nd & 3rd following! I was shocked with the very low ratings, when I watched it I realised there was noIt was great, I hope they have a 2nd & 3rd following! I was shocked with the very low ratings, when I watched it I realised there was no sexual content (so refreshing!). Expand
  3. Oct 5, 2014
    8
    It seems to me that the negative reviews this movie is getting is mostly concerning the subject matter and not the overall quality of theIt seems to me that the negative reviews this movie is getting is mostly concerning the subject matter and not the overall quality of the movie. I saw it in an almost full theater and the audience was cheering and clapping at the end. Different strokes for different folks.

    The movie was obviously not on a big budget and had some of the cliche "action movie" stunts in it, but overall the movie was very good. If you are down on Christianity, you will most likely rate this movie low. If you love Jesus, you will most likely like it.

    Don't expect a triple A movie experience. It's more of a made for TV type quality. If you are open to the subject matter, it will be an enjoyable experience though.
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  4. Oct 25, 2014
    3
    I really wanted to like this movie, both because I liked the concept and I like Cage, but everyone's acting (except for cage and very fewI really wanted to like this movie, both because I liked the concept and I like Cage, but everyone's acting (except for cage and very few others) in this movie is just really really....bad. And the writing of the movie and the corniness of the scenes is simply TOO MUCH. It's just so so SO cheesy and "old timey". To explain, one example of this is the music, if you take any stereotype Christian Group mood music you'll have the OST to thie movie, or another is the inclusion of a little kid who's part of the family who literally loses his **** when he gets "a brand new baseball glove! OH BOY!" no really, that's a direct quote...

    anyway...old fashioned values wouldn't be in the crapper when it comes to pop culture if movies like this didn't suck as hard as the new Teenage Mutant ninja turtles movie lol...
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  5. WJS
    May 29, 2015
    1
    Absurd piece of junk about the rapture. Nicholas Cage nails down the title for worst movie actor ever with this one. Terrible...I can'tAbsurd piece of junk about the rapture. Nicholas Cage nails down the title for worst movie actor ever with this one. Terrible...I can't believe that people actual produced this thinking we would believe it. Expand
  6. Dec 19, 2014
    0
    This movie is religious garbage! maybe the movies director and producers should of prayed more to god, so he would give them a guiding lightThis movie is religious garbage! maybe the movies director and producers should of prayed more to god, so he would give them a guiding light and make a decent movie! LOL Expand
  7. Oct 23, 2014
    0
    This movie was made to pander to Christian fundamentalists that hope for the rapture. These people believe that they are in a private club ofThis movie was made to pander to Christian fundamentalists that hope for the rapture. These people believe that they are in a private club of believers that will be let into heaven on judgement day. If this movie accurately reflects your idea of god, then you are a horrible person! Expand

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