THE MISSION – A Review by John Strange
The Mission is a documentary about the young missionaries the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints send out each year to recruit new members by preaching their gospel. The church sends some 60,000 of these young men and women around the world each year.
The film follows four young missionaries who are destined for Finland. We watch them learn the language and the process of how to preach the gospel to the people they will encounter during their travels.
I was hoping for a detailed enlightening story that would give me some deep insight into the church and the recruiting missions. What I got was a sadly dull film that nearly put me to sleep several times.
The film is made well, it is the stories of the youngsters that are solidly… boring. This film is a 2-star effort on the filmmaker’s part.
Director: Tania Anderson
Cast: Elder Tyler Davis, Sister McKenna Field, Elder Kaii Pauole, Sister Megan Bills
MPAA Rating: NR
Selig Rating: 2 Stars
Runtime: 95 Min.
VOD & Digital Release Date: 01/27/2023
Language: English and Finnish with English Subtitles
Trailer: THE MISSION Trailer
The Selig Rating Scale:
5 Stars – Excellent movie, well worth the price.
4 Stars – Good movie
3 Stars – OK movie
2 Stars – No need to rush. Save it for a rainy day.
1 Star – Good that I saw it on the big screen but wish I hadn’t paid for it.