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Vendor: Cloud Ten Pictures
Christine1 Stars Out Of 5August 13, 2010ChristineThis movie leaves much to be desired... The acting isn't great, the plot is poor, and the dialogue is very unrealistic. Carmen, the Bible smuggler, comes across as arrogant and unChrist-like. (In addition, she refuses rescue because the agent carries a gun... not very realistic in my opinion.) Plus there isn't much of a conclusion because the film ends suddenly. In fact, when the movie ended, my family and I were asking "Is that it?" In short, the movie could have been good had the plot been better developed, the script rewritten, and the actors recast. BTW, I haven't watched the bonus features w/Richard Wurmbrand so I can't comment on those.
Matthew1 Stars Out Of 5March 6, 2009MatthewI give this movie a minus 5 stars the worst movie I have ever seen the actors were horrible and the story line made no sense what so ever!
Angie Castellaw4 Stars Out Of 5November 14, 2008Angie CastellawI can't say that the acting was bad or the lines were cheesy (I have seen worse). One character (I don't want to give away too much) rethinks his/her life and turns to God. That was very heartfelt - I was impressed. (It's also towards the end of the movie, so anyone turning it off before would not have a chance to see it.) One drawback is: the movie isn't really about the situation of the persecuted church under Communism. An American girl is caught and an agent is sent to free her. It's more of an action movie than any kind of overview of persecuted Christian. I think what makes the DVD worth getting are the bonus features, e.g. Richard Wurmbrand giving his testimony.
Robin Kelchner4 Stars Out Of 5July 31, 2008Robin KelchnerThe acting could have been better but the message and the special features were wonderfully eye openning. Those who are interested in anything with The Voice of the Martyrs would enjoy this. Highly recomment not just entertainment but a motivator to reach the lost.
Jennifer Weaver1 Stars Out Of 5July 24, 2008Jennifer WeaverNot very well made. I couldn't make it through the entire movie. Bad actors. Cheesy lines.
Author: Brandon Rice
Located in: Santa Clarita, CA
Submitted: May 09, 2008
Tell us a little about yourself. My name is Brandon Rice, I am 23 years old, and I am a filmmaker.
What was your motivation behind this project? We wanted to make an exciting Christian action film with a powerful gospel message.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? I hope it makes people think about their own personal walk with Christ, and also help those who might not know the Lord come to a true saving knowledge of Him.
How were you personally impacted by working on this project? It opened my eyes to an awesome opportunity in making Christian films... an opportunity not only after the film is done, but while it is being produced.
Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists? I am inspired in a practical film making sense by Robert Rodriguez. I like to think of Smuggler's Ransom as my "El Mariachi" which was Robert's first film. I am also influenced in my style by Tony Scott, another great director, but ultimately I try to be influenced by Jesus Christ, more than any other person.