Left Be­hind

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2014 | 15 | Blu- ray/ DVD

You’d think

that any Rap­turethemed movie to be blessed with Ni­co­las Cage’s pres­ence would be over­flow­ing with bog­gle- eyed freak- out mo­ments. But the Cage we get here just looks bored and weary, like a once wild- limbed pup­pet who’s had his strings snapped. De­spite Cage’s 15- year rep­u­ta­tion sui­cide, this a new nadir, a clunkily di­rected and dead­en­ingly po- faced apoc­a­lyp­tic drama with a beefy Chris­tian mes­sage.

It’s based on a crazily popular se­ries of Bib­li­cally in­spired nov­els co- writ­ten by evan­gel­i­cal min­is­ter Tim LaHaye. Now, there’s noth­ing wrong with Chris­tian- fu­elled sto­ries, but as non- believ­ers like Cage’s adul­ter­ous air cap­tain are left to burn on Earth, Left Be­hind de­liv­ers its God re­port in such a sanc­ti­mo­nious way it stands lit­tle chance of con­vert­ing non- believ­ers.

None. Steve O’Brien

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