Persecuted

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Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 48 Ratings

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  • Summary: When a Senator frames evangelist John Luther for the murder of an innocent teenage girl, an unprecedented era of persecution is unleashed. An evangelist turned fugitive, Luther’s mission brings him face-to-face with the coming storm of persecution that will threaten the entire ChristianWhen a Senator frames evangelist John Luther for the murder of an innocent teenage girl, an unprecedented era of persecution is unleashed. An evangelist turned fugitive, Luther’s mission brings him face-to-face with the coming storm of persecution that will threaten the entire Christian community in America. Expand
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  2. Negative: 8 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: Louis Black
    Jul 27, 2014
    50
    Persecuted is a profoundly conservative, Christian ideological take, guised as a classic Seventies paranoid thriller. Certainly unique, this is another targeted release, specifically aimed at groups sharing its beliefs.
  2. 25
    A confused and confusing thriller.
  3. Reviewed by: Christy Lemire
    Jul 18, 2014
    25
    While Remar does his best to resist the film’s melodramatic tendencies — to no avail, ultimately — Thompson is the only one here who actually grounds the proceedings during his few moments on screen.
  4. Reviewed by: Mike D'Angelo
    Jul 16, 2014
    20
    If Persecuted wasn’t such a dire thriller, its sweaty fear of pluralism (Obama’s “We are no longer a Christian nation” speech gets handed to Davison’s evil senator here) might at least be amusing.
  5. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Jul 17, 2014
    20
    The not so fair and balanced film might have made its religious themes palatable if it worked reasonably well as a thriller. But director/screenwriter Lusko shows no flair for the genre, his muddled execution lacking any sense of pacing or suspense.
  6. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Jul 17, 2014
    10
    This terrible attempt at a political thriller for the religious right is aimed not at Christians in general but at a certain breed of them, the kind who feel as if the rest of the world were engaged in a giant conspiracy against their interpretation of good and truth.
  7. Reviewed by: Tomas Hachard
    Jul 14, 2014
    0
    There's no attempt to convince us that the world is being corrupted by people who haven't accepted the Gospel; it merely assumes we agree with that idea.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Jul 22, 2014
    10
    I'm a liberal who never saw the movie and I thought it was terrific! Why would anyone believe that the eight professional film reviewers whoI'm a liberal who never saw the movie and I thought it was terrific! Why would anyone believe that the eight professional film reviewers who strongly disliked this film are all liberals who never saw it? Oh, wait, it's because they ... believe. No evidence necessary! How blissful that must be! Expand
  2. Aug 12, 2014
    10
    Sure it's hugely political. Gets on your nerves here and there but overall, wasn't that bad to watch.
    It's hilarious to see the liberals
    Sure it's hugely political. Gets on your nerves here and there but overall, wasn't that bad to watch.
    It's hilarious to see the liberals complaining. Here is a 10/10 review just to annoy you.
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  3. Jul 21, 2014
    10
    It's an excellent movie that liberals hate, that is why they are giving bad reviews and they haven't even seen the movie. Remember folks,It's an excellent movie that liberals hate, that is why they are giving bad reviews and they haven't even seen the movie. Remember folks, Progressives are enemies to USA and the Constitution!! Expand
  4. Jul 19, 2014
    8
    Nothing wrong with this movie. Great movie about not compromising your belief even when presented with an alternative that seems on theNothing wrong with this movie. Great movie about not compromising your belief even when presented with an alternative that seems on the surface to be accepted by everyone else. Give us more movies like this. Expand
  5. Jul 23, 2014
    1
    Proudly Not a liberal, however I would also like to think I am not insane. Plot aside, the structure, filming and acting were so low qualityProudly Not a liberal, however I would also like to think I am not insane. Plot aside, the structure, filming and acting were so low quality it would have shelved before airing by the Lifetime/hallmark channel if it was made for TV . As for the "plot" , it is nothing more than "I am a victim" fetishism. There is no Christian message . With all the places in the world where people are persecuted, fueling paranoia about a non existent threat is a waste. I hope and pray that anyone who liked this movie examines their life, and seek help. Expand
  6. Kas
    Jul 22, 2014
    0
    Okay, look: if you can freely gather with dozens to hundreds of other members from your church congregation and freely drive down the streetOkay, look: if you can freely gather with dozens to hundreds of other members from your church congregation and freely drive down the street to a wide-release movie theatre that's freely showing an independently-produced film about how your religion is being persecuted, your religion isn't being persecuted. Expand

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