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The Book of Esther (2013)

Not Rated | | Drama | 11 June 2013 (USA)
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Jewish girl Esther is chosen as the new queen consort to King Xerxes of Persia. Will she be able to stop the evil Lord Haman's plot to exterminate the Jews?


David A.R. White





Credited cast:
Jen Lilley ... Esther
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Linda Bisesti ... Zaresh
John Clement John Clement ... Nobleman #2
Kass Connors Kass Connors ... Teres
Anthony L. Fernandez ... Persian Nobleman
Jason Hampton ... Nobleman
Mark Irvingsen ... Gaspar
Christopher Jack Christopher Jack ... Musician
Marco Khan ... Guard #2
Jennifer Lyons ... Vashti
Robert Miano ... Mordecai
Mary O'Connor ... Bride #2
Cory Oliver Cory Oliver ... Daria
Thaao Penghlis ... Haman
David Pires ... Noble #3


Jewish girl Esther is chosen as the new queen consort to King Xerxes of Persia. Will she be able to stop the evil Lord Haman's plot to exterminate the Jews?

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Extremely disappointing
21 January 2017 | by Medic2762See all my reviews

Seeing that this movie was made by Pure Flix Entertainment, a Christian movie production company, we thought we would see an accurate portrayal of this story. At the beginning of the movie, a disclaimer was shown stating that the producers have changed some details of events for dramatic purposes, which is understandable. Unfortunately, they lied. They didn't change SOME details - they changed almost ALL the details. The only similarity this movie has to the Biblical record is the names of the principal characters.

I'm extremely disappointed in David A.R. White as the director and writer Timothy Ratajczak (who has written many excellent Pure Flix movies) who are responsible for this piece of trash. I've always held White and his company Pure Flix in high regard. To see a Christian production company, who one would expect to be Biblically true to actual events chronicled in the Bible, produce a movie about Biblical events and completely change the details is inexcusable.

With their "dramatic license," this movie is completely unrecognizable as the story of Esther. The Veggie Tales episode on Esther is more accurate than this movie can ever pretend to be. I'd recommend watching that instead.

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11 June 2013 (USA) See more »

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Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

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