Top positive review
Absolutely heart-rending. One of the greatest films of all time!
Reviewed in the United States on August 28, 2019
If you care about the plight of indigenous peoples, and especially if you care about the spread of the gospel to them, The Mission is a heartbreaking reminder that the world that sends missionaries is too often the worst enemy of the peoples they send them to, as well as to the gospel it sends to them. So-called Christian nations who financially send missionaries to unreached peoples often later become ironically and tragically their chief cause of undoing and the blaspheming of Jesus and His precious gospel. I will never forget the first time I watched The Mission; it had me kneeling and weeping, pleading to Almighty God for forgiveness for being part of a culture that could perpetrate such betrayal and exploitation of those it pretends to help!
A hauntingly profound and disturbing film, beautifully crafted from all aspects of production.