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Apostle (2018)

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In 1905, a drifter on a dangerous mission to rescue his kidnapped sister tangles with a sinister religious cult on an isolated island.

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Gareth Evans

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dan Stevens ... Thomas Richardson
Richard Elfyn ... Charles
Paul Higgins ... Frank
Bill Milner ... Jeremy
Catrin Aaron Catrin Aaron ... Elaine
John Weldon ... Lonely Passenger
Ross O'Hennessy ... Suspicious Passenger
Gareth Pierce ... Man #1
Rhys Meredith ... Man #2
John Norton John Norton ... Man #3
Ioan Hefin ... Bell Ringer
Rhian Morgan Rhian Morgan ... Inn Keeper
Kristine Froseth ... Ffion
Mark Lewis Jones ... Quinn
Owain Gwynn ... Townsman
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The year is 1905. Thomas Richardson travels to a remote island to rescue his sister after she's kidnapped by a mysterious religious cult demanding a ransom for her safe return. It soon becomes clear that the cult will regret the day it baited this man, as he digs deeper and deeper into the secrets and lies upon which the commune is built. Written by XYZ Films

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Release Date:

12 October 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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This is Gareth Evans's first English language film since his feature film debut Footsteps (2006). See more »

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When they catch Jeremy to punish him, camera view from bottom shows modern soles under his boots. See more »

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Pretty good, but should've been better
13 October 2018 | by TwistedContentSee all my reviews

I was really hyped up for this one - I loved both "Raid" parts & folk/cult horror subgenre is one of my favorites. I was expecting a sort of mashup of "The VVitch" and "Wicker man" (original, of course), this but a sort of Lovecraftian "Wicker man", which is totally not bad. Let's start with the pros: good cinematography, decent acting, intriguing setting and amazing gore & fight scenes. That's enough pros to make a movie watchable or better than that. But what was wrong? Mainly pacing & plot. This could've easily been a 90minutes long horror flick, without loosing much of the atmosphere, because it was shook by a set-up too long, consisting of many long shots, walking, watching etc., they were making suspense and doing an overkill at that. What about the plot? It's engaging enough (just enough), but ultimately fails to deliver some answers. Overall, it's a way above average Netflix original, a very decent horror film, average mystery drama & an entertaining watch for any folk/cult/religion/Lovecraftian loving horror fan. I given it a solid 7/10.


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