Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings
JeffC.Nov 23, 2008A wonderful depiction with only minor historical inaccuracies. A movie every Christian should watch.
JaredC.Dec 19, 2007Based on the quality of Luther, it sadly doesn't reach the expectations of my personal discussions with society. It has a fine tone and starts out clueless, though eventually builds up momentum and suspense after gathering a substantial amount of information, that gets to the point of overload, and blasts with a finale that finishes with a breathtaking conclusion. It's a great churchgoer motion picture, and relates a lot to Renassaince studies which really overthinks me a bit. Everything is cause and Effect in Luther, it builds up a tremendous amount of character, and then that's the part when you start getting entertained, about 3 quarters way in. Which is the disappointing factor about it. Before all that, you just want a silent nap.… Full Review »
TonyB.Jan 12, 2006Deciding how historically accurate "Luther" is is best left to those familiar with the religious and political intrigue in 16th Century Europe. For the rest of us, it is a generally well-told and sometimes even absorbing tale. Sir Peter Ustinov easily manages to steal all of his scenes; the same cannot be said for Joseph Fiennes. We have to take the script's word that Martin Luther was such an influential man because nothing in Fiennes' performance remotely suggests it.… Full Review »