Luther Both Praised and Panned by Critics
Luther, a new $40 million film epic depicting the life of Reformation leader Martin Luther, garnered appreciative nods from some critics while others found fault with it in its first weekend showings in some 300 U.S. theaters late last month.
Starring British actor Joseph Fiennes in the role of the 16th-century German religious leader and the venerable Peter Ustinov, 83, the movie opened in 45 U.S. cities, according to Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, a financial and insurance benefit society and one of two underwriters for the production.
New York Times critic Stephen Holden called Luther a "handsome, fact-filled historical epic" that "conveys a great deal of …
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Publication information: Article title: Luther Both Praised and Panned by Critics. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: The Christian Century. Volume: 120. Issue: 21 Publication date: October 18, 2003. Page number: 17+. © 2009 The Christian Century Foundation. COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group.
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