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  • Summary: America's 50-million strong Evangelical community is convinced that the world's future is foretold in Biblical prophecy - from the Rapture to the Battle of Armageddon. This astonishing documentary explores their world - in their homes, at conferences, and on a wide-ranging tour of Israel. By interweaving Christian, Zionist, Jewish and critical perspectives along with telling archival materials, the filmmakers probe the politically powerful - and potentially explosive - alliance between Evangelical Christians and Israel...an alliance that may set the stage for what one prominent Evangelical leader calls "World War III." (First Run Features) Expand
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  1. 75
    The recent trend in political documentaries is for filmmakers to heap ridicule and sarcasm on people they don't agree with, a la Michael Moore. Waiting for Armageddon (which has nothing to do with the 1998 Michael Bay movie) demonstrates that sometimes it's far more devastating to simply point the camera at your subjects and let them talk.
  2. 75
    Davis and company do get at the odd mix of middle-class lifestyle and cheerful doom-saying that defines the mainstream apocalypticons.
  3. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    70
    The documentary's open-endedness offers something for everyone.
  4. Respectfully and without dramatization (the ideas are electric enough), the directors observe a cross section of articulate evangelicals and accompany a Christian group on a revealing trip to Israel.
  5. Reviewed by: Ella Taylor
    70
    Line up this terrific documentary about end-times evangelical Christians against Bill Maher's sneering "Religulous," and you'll see an excellent argument for restraint and a fair fight.
  6. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    63
    The movie could have used a little fire and brimstone itself. It’s a little too cautious.
  7. Reviewed by: Andrew Grant
    40
    The film spends too much time following a Christian pilgrimage to the Holy Land, limiting most of the substantive material to the last act.

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