The Masked Saint

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The Masked Saint
The Masked Saint poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Warren P. Sonoda
Produced by Cliff McDowell
Screenplay by Scott Crowell
Based on The Masked Saint
by Chris Whaley
Music by Roger St-Denis
Cinematography James Griffith
Edited by Aden Bahadori
  • P23 Entertainment
  • Ridgerock Entertainment Group
Distributed by Freestyle Releasing
Release date
  • April 2015 (2015-04) (International Christian Film Fest)[1]
  • January 8, 2016 (2016-01-08)
Running time
105 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $3.5 million[2]
Box office $182,695[3]

The Masked Saint is a 2015 American biographical drama film directed by Warren P. Sonoda. It is based on the 2009 book of the same name by Chris Whaley. The film stars Brett Granstaff, Lara Jean Chorostecki, T.J. McGibbon, Diahann Carroll, Roddy Piper, and James Preston Rogers. It was produced by Cliff McDowell and released in select theaters on January 8, 2016.


Chris Samuels is a former professional wrestler who retires from the ring to settle down as a small town pastor. When the pastor witnesses rampant problems in the community, he decides to moonlight as a masked vigilante fighting the injustice. While facing crises at home and at the church, the pastor must evade the police and somehow reconcile his secret, violent identity with his calling as a pastor.



The Masked Saint received negative reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds a rating of 14%, based on 7 reviews, with an average rating of 4.1/10.[4] On Metacritic, the film has a score of 22 out of 100, based on 5 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews".[5]


  1. ^ "Upcoming Movies in Theaters". 2015-11-24. Retrieved 2015-11-24. 
  2. ^ "The Masked Saint (2016)". The Numbers. Retrieved April 28, 2016. 
  3. ^ "The Masked Saint (2016)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 22, 2016. 
  4. ^ "The Masked Saint". January 8, 2016. Retrieved April 21, 2016. 
  5. ^ "The Masked Saint". Metacritic. Retrieved January 15, 2016. 

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