If you are looking to learn about the book of Ruth then this is the movie to watch! Everything that happened in the movie lined up with the Bible and I made sure of this by reading the book of Ruth right after I watched the movie. Great job! Most of the time movies stick in your memory more than reading does sometimes. All I can say is that now after watching this movie I will never forget who Ruth is and what she accomplished as a follower of a God! Amazing!!!
This retelling of the life of Ruth was refreshing, after having viewed a less-than-stellar version previously. The movie was well-done. The storyline follows the details we have about Ruth in the Scriptures. As with any movie based on real life, some elements of the story involved literary license, but they did not detract from the core of the facts we have. Definitely moving and worthwhile.
I cannot list all the things that make this a disappointing movie. Just a few are: the script was poor; the characters were too "modern;" the setting/ scenery was too "modern;" the acting was not good; and everything else was substandard. I would not recommend it.