User Score
6.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
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  1. BobR.
    Oct 1, 2003
    9
    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. LincolnW.
    Feb 1, 2005
    9
    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.
  3. JeffC.
    Nov 23, 2008
    10
    A wonderful depiction with only minor historical inaccuracies. A movie every Christian should watch.
Metascore
47

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.