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Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15

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  1. BobR.
    Oct 1, 2003
    Very fast moving, good representation of "the times;" would be difficult to follow if one didn't already know the story; costumes and settings beautiful; Fienes does a superb job.
  2. WilliamVanO.
    Oct 6, 2003
    It helps to first understand who Luther is before watching the film. Certainly quite an undertaking to summarize a time in history when religious, political and social reformations were deeply influencing each other. I would have appreciated more of a Luther who showed more conviction, hearing the word "grace" at least once in the movie, and less of the wimpering Luther wrestling with evil.
  3. LincolnW.
    Feb 1, 2005
    While not entirely historically accurate, it draws out major events and prevailing practices of the church at the time while cativating viewers with Fiennes' monumental development of Luther as a very "human" theologian.
  4. JeffC.
    Nov 23, 2008
    A wonderful depiction with only minor historical inaccuracies. A movie every Christian should watch.

Mixed or average reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 23
  2. Negative: 2 out of 23
  1. With Joseph Fiennes as the conflicted, frequently self-hating Luther, this historical drama/biopic offers a fairly thorough overview of the period (although it's weak on the "good deeds" angle) but is somewhat dry and weighted with significance.
  2. 20
    British director Eric Till’s ghastly Euro-pudding co-production (with all the international accents and badly post-synchronized dialogue that implies) manages to make a travesty of its title subject.
  3. 60
    The unimposing Fiennes may not suggest the burly Luther's plain-talking peasant background, but he at least captures the charisma.