The Penitent Thief is the story of the two unnamed men who were crucified alongside Jesus and how they came to be beside him on the cross that fateful day. The Penitent Thief is an epic ... See full summary »

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Lucas Miles

Writer:

Don E. Willis
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Credited cast:
Kevin Sorbo ... King Herod
James Russo ... Castor
Major Dodge ... Gabriel
Skeeta Jenkins ... Melchior
James Logan ... Thomas
Nene Nwoko ... Healer
Stelio Savante ... Tiran
Jay Giannone ... Dismas
Ruben Gary Martinez ... Barabbas crowd
Marque Hernandez ... Marauder
Gerardo Davila ... Darius
Jean Machado ... Roman Soldier
Wil Crown ... Young Abba
Major Dodge Jr. ... Young Jotham
Adele Pomerenke ... Herodias
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The Penitent Thief is the story of the two unnamed men who were crucified alongside Jesus and how they came to be beside him on the cross that fateful day. The Penitent Thief is an epic story that begins with the journey of the Magi and their chance meeting with young Dismas and his brother Jotham at the manger in Bethlehem. Soon after, the young brothers will suffer an unspeakable tragedy that results in them being taken in by a band of thieves with a penchant for violence. There, they meet Gestas, another young man who will share their fate. Together, on their journey to the cross, they will try to outrun their destiny. But first, they must survive a ruthless Roman centurion who threatens to unleash a terrible revenge on them. Along the way, they frequently cross paths with Jesus and other influential biblical figures. But they will soon find that there is no escape from the brutal end that awaits them all on Golgotha. Written by Don Willis

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A little bit too much creative liberty
29 April 2021 | by sarakmiles-68184See all my reviews

I'm sorry but I really don't like this film. Kevin Sorbo is not a convincing King Herod. I've seen him in many other films but IMO this role does not fit him. Also, the young boys' accents are so thick I can barely understand them, and yet as adults the accent isn't there. Then there was the "angel" that appeared to Joseph... he looked like a fiery-eyed demon. I did not like him at all.

As for the plot line, I get this is fiction but I think it stretches things a little too far. Quite frankly it is difficult for me to accept it as believable.

One point.of accuracy... the Wise Men did NOT go to the stables. That was the shepherds. The wisemen appeared a couple of years later. That is why King Harold ordered the execution of.children two years old and younger, not just infants. Plus Matthew 2:11 clearly states they went to the child's HOUSE. I don't know why so many don't understand this.


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2 March 2021 (USA) See more »

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Poolville, Texas, USA See more »

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4:13 Films, Miles Media See more »
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