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Apostle (2018)

TV-MA | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 12 October 2018 (USA)
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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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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 ahmetkozan

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After a fight, Thomas loops a rag around his left hand, but the rag is suddenly wrapped and secured in the following shot. See more »

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Elaine: [in her letter] My dearest father... I pray that you have not been consumed with worry in the time that has passed since I was taken. I write to you in the hope that you will put an end to my suffering on this wretched island. My captors inform me that if I am to survive, you must travel here alone with the means to purchase my freedom. That should a man of lawbe sent in your stead, it would seal my fate. Father, I grow weary.
Charles: [now reading it out loud] I fear our Lord no longer hears ...
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Apostle: Starts strong, trails off
13 December 2018 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

Apostle is another Netflix original, a collaboration between UK and US production companies and is certainly a memorable tale.

It tells the story of a man who visits a secluded island housed by a mysterious cult that have kidnapped his sister. But beneath the visage is something even more sinister than he could have possibly imagined.

It comes under the horror genre, I question that. Is it really? Thriller seems to suit it better.

Starring Michael Sheen in a truly excellent performance by him this grisly, dark, moody little film really got my attention early on but by about half way it seemed to have lost its way. Like the writer had a good idea but didn't know how to follow through with it.

I'm not saying Apostle is a bad movie, it has some great themes and looks great but from an entertainment perspective it finds itself somewhat lacking. I'm not a person who needs everything spelling out for him, I don't mind things being left open to interpretation but there is a fine line between that and just leaving things a tad too open.

Apostle is a watchable effort with some nice ideas but as for what they were actually aiming for I think it's a swing and a miss. Shame.

The Good:

Looks the part

Michael Sheen

A few decent ideas

The Bad:

Doesn't really come together very well

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

Concerningly that lifestyle (Minus the religion) oddly appeals to me

Christian torture devices are the stuff of nightmares


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