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The Saratov Approach

While serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (aka the Mormon Church) in Saratov, Russia, two young men (played by Corbin Allred and Maclain Nelson) are kidnapped and held for ransom. This movie is based on a true story. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A-
Violence: C
Sexual Content: A
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 101
Theater Release: 28 Jan 2014
Video Release: 04 Apr 2014
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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The Saratov Approach is rated PG-13: for some violence.

Director: Garrett Batty
Cast: Corbin Allred, Maclain Nelson, Nikita Bogolyubov, Alex Veadov
Studio: Purdy Distribution
Website: Official site for The Saratov Approach.

Detailed Review

In the late 90s, Travis Robert Tuttle and Andrew Lee Propst (played by Corbin Allred and Maclain Nelson) were just two of the several thousand missionaries serving voluntarily around the… 
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Why Is The Saratov Approach Rated PG-13?

Violence: Characters are subjected to death threats, guns held to their heads, chocking, as well… 
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Talk It Over

How does being kidnapped affect the missionaries and their beliefs? If you had to face… 
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Video alternatives / Home Video Bonus Features

Mormon missionaries, and some of the struggles they face, are also depicted in The… 
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