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The story of Esther has great potential, but this film limps along with
mediocre acting (especially from Luke Goss as Xerxes) and a sub-par
screenplay. Most actors employ bad British dialects. The dialogue can't
decide if it's from the King James Bible (using the word "thou") or
modern America (using the word "okay.") I know the story well, and I
was often confused by pointless scenes about a Greek battle subplot. I
know the Greek war is historical, but it isn't in Scripture and it
doesn't serve the story. I didn't buy the love story.
On a positive note, John Rhys-Davies, Omar Sharif, and Peter O'Toole (on screen for about five seconds) are very good. Lovely Tiffany Dupont displays charm and fun as Esther, although the performance is uneven.
I'm a Christian, and I'm disappointed in most films that deal with faith. Let's hope "The Nativity" is better.