#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Nationally acclaimed evangelist John Luther is the last obstacle in the way of sweeping religious reform in the States. When a U.S. Senator and Luther’s own supporters abduct and frame him in the murder of an innocent teenage girl, an unprecedented era of persecution is unleashed. Out on personal recognizance, Luther escapes police surveillance in search of the truth. And suddenly a once-normal life is targeted by a team of ex-military operatives who wage a relentless campaign to eliminate the incriminating evidence. As evangelist turned fugitive, Luther vows to expose anyone involved with, or profiting from, the girl’s murder. It’s a mission that brings him face-to-face with the coming storm of persecution that will threaten the entire American Christian community.
Plot: Nationally acclaimed evangelist John Luther is the last obstacle in the way of sweeping religious reform in the States. When a U.S. Senator and Luther’s own supporters abduct and frame him in the murder of an innocent teenage girl, an unprecedented era of persecution is unleashed. Out on personal recognizance, Luther escapes police surveillance in search of the truth. And suddenly, a once-normal life is targeted by a team of ex-military operatives who wage a relentless campaign to eliminate the incriminating evidence. As evangelist turned fugitive, Luther vows to expose anyone involved with or profiting from the girl’s murder; a mission that brings him face-to-face with the coming storm of persecution that will threaten the entire Christian community in America.
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A Huge Disappointment
I had expected much more of this film. I’ve been looking forward to it for months, having read about it in Brad Stine’s e-mail newsletter. I had liked it on Facebook, saw all the trailers and news feed updates, and had high expectations. Well, I saw it this afternoon, and left feeling cheated.
I’m an evangelical Christian and a Tea Party conservative. In my mind, it is not outside the realm of possibility that it may one day become illegal to practice my faith. The Bible and the Constitution are both under attack in today’s America. So I had hoped that this film would be a great dramatization about how that just might come to pass, because that’s what all the hype pointed to. Well, if that’s what they tried to make, they failed. Maybe my expectations on that front were too high. But it’s not even a particularly good movie.
None of the characters are likable, and there is no time given for any real character development. Those who are supposed to be Christians are hardly shining examples for the faith, not what one would have expected from these producers. Brad Stine’s character is particularly odious, and given that he’s a Christian comedian, and listed as a co-producer, I have to wonder what he was thinking about. The “bad guys” are pretty much boilerplate. Fred Thompson plays the most sympathetic character, but his effect is diluted because his relationship with the preacher is not explained early enough. (Plus, I couldn’t get his reverse-mortgage commercials out of my head!)
The music is ominous from the beginning, never seeming to stop, and the lighting is dark and stark. You can’t support a nightmare scenario without first setting up normalcy. This film never does. The plot progression is confusing and portions of the action are not credible. There are some good production values, and I suppose it works on some levels as an action thriller, but I found it largely unsatisfying.
I had read some negative reviews this morning, but figured they were just examples of non-Christians who felt threatened. We’ve seen that with good films with a Christian message such as “Courageous,” “Fireproof,” and “October Baby.” Turns out that this time, the secular reviewers were unfortunately right on. “Persecuted” is not what it was advertised to be. It is a huge disappointment.
Another Christian film that hits the ground running
It’s a shame that Persecuted has so little going for it while so much at the same time. I didn’t really have any expectations for this film due to its low rating and it is by no means as bad as some people say it is. However, even looking at it from a Christian standpoint, Persecuted has little making it anything above average.
James Remar does the best he can with this script as does most of the cast. He does convey a broken man on the run for his life reasonably well, however it’s the script that brings him down. There’s nothing particularly bad about the script, but there’s nothing special to be said about it.
I can say good about some particular scenes. Moments like Luther’s dad being killed in this awesome long take, the ending where Luther has to make a decision whether to kill the FBI agent to save the cop lady. There are things that underpin Persecuted and try to lift it up, but ultimately not much can get it out of the mud that it was written in.
From a Christian standpoint, Persecuted comes off as having some sort of victim mentality. Yes Christians are persecuted across the world, yes they are sometimes persecuted in the West (I have seen it myself), but its never good to wallow in that victimhood and unfortunately it creates an outlook on this movie that makes me think I’ve got some kind of target on my back. If it’s not told in an interesting and compelling way, I can’t really feel for it.
Can I say there’s nothing to like about this film? Not exactly. I’m certain there is something here for anyone, Christian or not. But not much sticks with me in a film that feels like the whole world is out to get it.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 31 min (91 min)
Genre Action, Drama, Mystery
Director Daniel Lusko
Writer Daniel Lusko
Actors James Remar, Dean Stockwell, Bruce Davison
Country United States
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format N/A