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Paul, Apostle of Christ

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6.51 h 47 min201815
As darkness spreads over the Roman empire, Paul and Luke defy a ruthless emperor, risking their lives to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Directors
Andrew Hyatt
Starring
Jim CaviezelOlivier MartinezJoanne Whalley
Genres
DramaAdventure
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio Languages
EnglishEnglish [Audio Description]
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Supporting actors
John LynchJames Faulkner
Producers
T.J. BerdenDavid Zelon
Studio
Affirm Films
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4.5 out of 5 stars

3778 global ratings

  1. 72% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 15% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 8% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 2% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 3% of reviews have 1 stars
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V. A. AdamsReviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 July 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
A good effort (but not brilliant) at telling a Biblical story
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Considering its limited budget and production costs (it was shot on location in Malta), this is a good effort at telling a Biblical story. At least the director and producers have made a concerted effort to stick to (some of) the historical facts. Yes, there are a few flaws in it (like modern idioms and expressions which did not come into use until the early or late 20th. Century, but this is the fault of the script writers and dialogue coaches not paying attention to historical detail). But if you can get past these discrepancies, then it won't distract you from enjoying this movie, or from the message this film conveys, or from the effectiveness of the plot. Sets, costumes and lighting techniques are all convincing and add to the authentic 'feel' of the film. The horror of Nero's persecution of the Christians is effectively conveyed without it being graphic, gory or bloodthirsty and the fear and terror Christians were living under during this time is equally convincing as well. James Faulkner's experience as a Shakespearian actor is a bonus and is evident in his portrayal of Paul, and Olivier Martinez as the head jailer in charge of the Roman prison where Paul is kept is also suitably cold, uncaring and ruthless. The fear and persecution experienced by the early Christians portrayed in this film is quite emotional and realistically portrayed and could be a bit upsetting for Christians, especially the scene where Christians are being herded out into the arena amid a brass fanfare, the sound of roaring lions and a jeering, cheering bloodthirsty mob. The fear factor experienced by the Christians in this movie reminded me of the fear and terror the Jews must have had for the Nazis.
There are some very interesting monologues outlined in the EXTRAS menu regarding how they made and put the film together, many people may find interesting. All in all, I really liked this film despite its obvious discrepancies. I've only had the DVD four days and already I've watched it a few times. This film is bound to end up in every Christian's DVD library. Enjoy!
42 people found this helpful
S. HollisReviewed in the United Kingdom on 01 July 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Absolutely brilliant and very close to the biblical text
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Absolutely brilliant and very close to the biblical text. As a bible college student I thoroughly recommend it and it is also very fast paced with the plot played out in a very enjoyable but thought provoking way. It made me want to read Acts and the books of Timothy and Titus again 😀
47 people found this helpful
Richard HDReviewed in the United Kingdom on 05 July 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Best ending in a film I have seen
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This film was something special which was a nice surprise seeing as I was not really looking forward to it that much, perfect casting etc but the story arc gives an ending that I had to rewind three times and cried each time. Simply wonderful film.
33 people found this helpful
H. HAMERReviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 July 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
Paul’s last days in Rome
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Having read other reviews, I hoped this film would be much more about Paul’s entire life and wanderings, rather than just the last phase of his life. I found the script rather wooden, and certain anachronisms crept in, Luke saying “you’re kidding me” left me giggling. But the message of the film, that love must prevail, is a message for all time. I learnt much about the relationship between Luke and Paul, and it’s made me want to read “Acts”, a Bible chapter that has so far passed me by. This film would be a good starting point for discussion in a Bible Group.
17 people found this helpful
DocHolidayReviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 July 2018
3.0 out of 5 stars
Disappointing but some positives
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Portrays Paul as doubting, tormented about his past and full of regret and uncertainty . Not the Paul of the New Testament who stated ‘I have kept the faith, I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course’. Yes Paul had been a violent extremist but he loved much because he had been forgiven much and had his conscience washed clean by the blood of Jesus. It is also odd that Paul didn’t at least offer to heal the centurion’s sick daughter??? The movie also infers that Christ’s leading of Paul throughout his ministry was fickle and uncertain. This is patently untrue.
On the positive side the portrayal of the horrors of Nero’s persecution was well done and the ending was inspiring and heartwarming.
11 people found this helpful
Anne Eraov-ReviewsReviewed in the United Kingdom on 15 March 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Not Worth Watching
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After watching 'The Daylight Zone' - an excellent low-budget B Movie put together by christians in the style of 'The Twilight Zone', about 25 Mins long - I was on a roll and thought I'd watch this movie. The Daylight Zone reminded me of the bible story of Paul's conversion to Christ Jesus - from Saul to Paul on route to Damascus, but this movie is absolute tosh. What makes it worse is that in order to watch it you're forced to 'buy' the digital download on Prime Video, as there is no option to rent.

I tried to convince myself to wait until Easter time maybe or Christmas, maybe Amazon would make it one of their 'free' movies, but I know if I watch it later, there'd be no significant meaning attached, & I might give it 4 Stars instead of the 1 Star it deserves.

Thank You!
3 people found this helpful
DAVIDJOHNReviewed in the United Kingdom on 31 July 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
ENJOYED THIS FILM
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A film based on the latter two years of the life of the Apostle Paul. Imprisoned in Nero's Rome, Christians are being burned as "Roman candles" and used as barbarous entertainment for Roman citizens in the arenas confronted by wild starving animals! All this a a Bible story that seeks to input several potent sayings of Paul from the Holy Bible. I enjoyed the film and especially the acting of Paul Fulkner as Paul and John Lynch as Aquila.
A. BallReviewed in the United Kingdom on 06 September 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
enjoyable Film thought provoking
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I wanted to see a movie about saint Paul, and this movie kept cropping up in reviews some good some not so good, anyway I decided to buy and watch the film see for myself, I enjoyed it and it gave me a view point of Paul which I had not really thought about it opened my mind to a man filled with faith and hope in the lord Jesus under extreme persecution and difficult times for Christians, it shows how the scriptures were written and sent to the churches from Pauls memories and revelations from the lord while he was in prison.
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