Watch The Believers film. A film “The Believers” director by John Schlesinger. Widowed police psychiatrist (Martin Sheen) and his young son (Harley Cross) move to NYC and get involved with a cult that believes in human sacrifices small children especially. The principle flaw, which probably arises from trying to condense a novel–in this case Nicholas Conde’s book, The Religion–into a screenplay, is that The Believers quickly brushes over some developments so that it’s occasionally difficult to follow, especially towards the beginning. THE BELIEVERS is about the people, which separates it from the typical batch of “supernatural thrillers”. Here we get the whole story, rather than a sort of synopsis, wherein we get only the “high points”, those scenes which contain the most action or gore or both. Jimmy Smitts, an unknown at the time, steals the show as Tom Lopez. A local who is frightened that “they” will get him. “They” know who he is and “You don’t know what they can do!” Those sequences with Smitts going loco are excellent and will heighten any bit of fear that was already crawling up through the back of your spine. Sheen is very good as the father, Cross is exceptional as his son. Also Robert Loggia turns in strong support as a police chief. The only bad acting is by Helen Shaver as a landlady who Sheen falls for (for some reason). Watch free full The Believers film online.