Persecuted Synopsis
Nationally acclaimed evangelist John Luther is the last obstacle in the way of sweeping religious reform in the States. When a U.S. Senator orders Luther abducted and framed for the murder of an innocent teenage girl, an unprecedented era of...
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New York Post

By Kyle Smith
The Lord works in mysterious ways but Persecuted works in blundering, obvious ways, straining a Christianity-under-attack theme through a...
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While Remar does his best to resist the film’s melodramatic tendencies — to no avail, ultimately — Thompson is the only one here who...
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Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
A confused and confusing thriller.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
The not so fair and balanced film might have made its religious themes palatable if it worked reasonably well as a thriller. But...
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The Dissolve

By Mike D'Angelo
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...
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The New York Times

By Neil Genzlinger
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,...
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Slant Magazine

By Tomas Hachard
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...
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By Justin Chang
At a time when the world offers us no shortage of examples of what actual religious persecution looks like, for a film to indulge in this...
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Dont let critics scare you, it's good.

By perrymedic
So glad we ignored the critics and saw this engaging movie. The whole family really enjoyed it. There is a Christian component to it, but isn't preachy. Amazing that people can accept a thematic...

Excellent food for thought

By Donzer
I thought this move was extremely thought provoking. While not a total believer in conspiracy theories, you have to wonder about the boundaries that today's politicians may be willing to cross. I...

Very well done

By brahms7
"Persecuted" was a very well done thriller. It had my full attention for the duration. The premise was credible, the story was well put together, the acting was superb. The bad guys were very...


The film’s premise is current and true. The acting was very good. I like Fred in anything. Some of the action was more overt than one might expect to actually become aware of, though it could...

Thank you for making this!

By michaelbucci
I'm tired of hearing how bad America is and that we are ruining the world. When I try to explain that America is not evil, my immediate responses are often fragmented and incomplete. This film...

Great truths

By Bigt54
This sadly is what America has become and where we are headed. The movie depicts this very well. The script could use a little help yet over all a very well done film....


By mstrong2
Good movie. Thought provoking. Christian theme that young adults will benefit from seeing....

Good movie!

By postguy7
This is a good movie, well worth going to see. It has action, drama, shooting, intrigue and everything you could want from any movie you watch AND it's a Christian movie....

Waiting To Happen In Real Life

By stanleymcclure
The movie was excellent with the two main characters, of John Luther (James Remar) and Bruce Davison as Senator Donald Harrison. This is a griping tale of deceit and power, in the Political and Police...

Atheists will stamp their feet

By trwellman
As you can see below the atheists will give it a bad rating, because they would have to admit that the Christians are highly persecuted. This movie is a reality all over the world, and yes in the...

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Rated PG-13 | For Thematic Elements and Violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Faith-based "what if" thriller is boring, violent.
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