The Masked Saint

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The Masked Saint
The Masked Saint poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byWarren P. Sonoda
Screenplay byScott Crowell
Based onThe Masked Saint
by Chris Whaley
Produced byCliff McDowell
CinematographyJames Griffith
Edited byAden Bahadori
Music byRoger St-Denis
  • P23 Entertainment
  • Ridgerock Entertainment Group
Distributed byFreestyle Releasing
Release dates
  • April 2015 (2015-04) (International Christian Film Fest)[1]
  • January 8, 2016 (2016-01-08)
Running time
105 minutes
Budget$3.5 million[2]
Box office$182,695[3]

The Masked Saint is a 2015 Canadian 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 (in her final film role before her death in October 2019), 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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