Movie Review: The Saratov Approach (Go watch it!)

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The Saratov Approach is the extraordinary, untold story of Elders Travis Tuttle and Andrew Propst and their week-long abduction in Saratov, Russia. On what seemed like any other day during their two-year LDS missions, Elders Travis Tuttle and Andrew Propst are approached by Nikolai to meet a friend. But then the missionaries experience the unimaginable — kidnapped, beaten, and held for ransom for nearly a week — on the other side of the world in Saratov, Russia. While their family, friends and the world pray for their safe return, Tuttle and Propst are tested physically, emotionally and — most of all — spiritually.



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Wow!  This is a well done movie!  My 14 year old daughter saw this the day it opened in the theaters and loved it.  I never made it to the theater so had to wait until it came on DVD to see it.

Seriously this has to be near the top of best made Mormon movies ever. The Saratov Approach is about Mormon missionaries but could easily be enjoyed by anyone regardless of their religion. It is just a good story that made a great movie. It’s not preachy but does show how powerful faith and prayer can be.  It  is well acted and there are quite a few “familiar” faces in this movie which LDS movie goers will recognize.

As far as content this is PG-13 for some violence.  That is it is a far as content.  No language, no innuendo.

Unless you live in Utah or it’s neighboring states you may never have heard of this movie but it is one I would recommend you watch.

5 stars


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  1. I have heard so much about this movie! Thanks for the review. One of these days I’ll check it out.