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Left Behind (2000)

Cast: Kirk Cameron, Kirk Cameron, Brad Johnson, more...
Director: Victor Sarin, Victor Sarin
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Studio: Columbia TriStar
Genre: Fantasy
Running Time: 100 min.
Languages: English, Spanish
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In the Holy Bible, the Book of Revelations speaks of an event called "The Rapture," in which it is believed God will call those who have been saved to Heaven, while those who have not repented their sins will remain on Earth. Authors Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins have written a series of novels based upon the premise of how the Rapture would affect ordinary people in the modern world, and Left Behind is the first feature film to be adapted from their work. Rayford Steele (Brad Johnson) is an airline pilot whose relationship with his wife has gone sour; she responds by devoting more of her time and energy to the church, while he ponders having an affair with an attractive flight attendant, Hattie Durham (Chelsea Noble). In the midst of a flight to London, a number of their passengers mysteriously disappear, and chaos takes hold as a number of vehicles on the ground and in the air are suddenly unmanned. Meanwhile, Buck Williams (Kirk Cameron), a television journalist, is pondering the rash of sudden disappearances as he works on a report about Dr. Chaim Rosenzweig (Colin Fox), an Israeli scientist who has devised a formula that would make any soil on earth easy to cultivate. However, Cameron wonders if there's more to Rosenzweig than he first imagined when he discovers the doctor is in cahoots with two multi-millionaires who plan to broker the invention to promote their own agenda of international domination. Produced by Cloud Ten Productions, a Christian filmmaking concern, Left Behind was released with an unusual marketing strategy -- the film was made available on home video in October 2000, with a theatrical release scheduled to follow in February 2001. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide

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I hope this isn't best Apocalyptic film there is. Concept is nice, but the ending sucked! by cdaniele March 15, 2005 - 2:28 AM PST
4 out of 7 members found this review helpful
I been wanting to see this movie for a long time. Even though I'm an atheist I still wanted to see how some people think the end of the world might look like - specially from a religious perspective.

The movie shows the beginning of the end. How the disappearances might look like and how people might react. The conclusions some people come to are pretty funny. In the movie no one is shouting OMG its the end of the world or no one is thinking about maybe aliens are abducting the people. Basically its just a giant mystery to everyone and people are freaking out.

Even though I don't believe in god, if I start seeing people disappearing I'll be the first one shouting holy sh*** its the rapture. So I just thought it was funny and unrealistic how some people reacted. The acting over all way okay. In fact I did like the movie I just wish it went on more.

I was impressed in some areas but disappointed in others. For one if you never read the bible you'll be completely lost. In fact my sister (a believer no doubt) really couldn't enjoy and follow the movie because she never read revelations.

The actors and film style reminded me of something I'd see on the Sci-Fi channel. A little bit more special effects would have been awesome but there's no question that what it really needed was a lot more story. The film ended way to early.

It showed the missing people, some people figured out what it might all mean, but there was no real attempt to save or warn the world. The film talked about the start of the seven years but it didn't go beyond that. Its those seven years the bible talks about that are most interesting. I was hoping to see the full thing, the rise of the beast, everything.

So yeah I was disappointed. Still, if this movie interests you I'd say go ahead and see it for yourself. Get it out of your system.

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