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Left Behind: The Movie Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 2.0

    out of 100

    Generally unfavorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 30

    out of 100

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    For all its intimations of fire and brimstone, the film isn't remotely frightening, and the high-school-level acting doesn't help.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Variety Joe Leydon

    Might be extremely effective while preaching to the converted, but it's no great shakes as secular entertainment.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 12+

Mix of apocalyptic book series and the Bible.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie has a great deal of violence, including a murder that may be shocking to some people. The disappearance of millions of people and apocalyptic theme is genuinely disturbing, and may be very upsetting to some audiences. There is no bad language, but there are mild references to an extramarital affair.

  • Families can talk about this movie's roots in traditional Christian doctrine and about their own views of faith, God, and heaven. They should also talk about those characters who are deceived by others, and what makes that possible. Why do Buck and Hattie see Nicolae so differently?

What to watch for
  • violence false3

    Violence: Characters in peril, some killed, disappearance of millions of people.

  • sex false1

    Sex: References to adultery.

  • language false0

    Language: Not an issue

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false2

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Some drinking and smoking.