Wednesday movie: Tight thrills in ‘Saratov Approach’
Published: October 9, 2013 10:01AM
Updated: October 9, 2013 11:17AM
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Mormon missionaries Travis Tuttle (Corbin Allred, left) and Andrew Propst (Maclain Nelson) are held captive by Russian abductors in "The Saratov Approach." Courtesy Three Coins Productions

The made-in-Utah thriller “The Saratov Approach” (opening today in area theaters) is a nice surprise: A low-budget drama that holds up alongside the Hollywood product.

Writer-director Garrett Batty tells of a true 1998 incident, when two LDS missionaries (Corbin Allred and Maclain Nelson) were kidnapped in Russia. The drama neatly details the fearful experience of captivity, and the anxious waiting by the missionaries’ families back in the States.

Read the full review here.