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Paul, Apostle of Christ (2018)

PG-13 | | Drama, History | 23 March 2018 (USA)
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The story covers Paul going from the most infamous persecutor of Christians to Jesus Christ's most influential apostle.

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... Luke
... Paul
... Mauritius Gallas
... Priscilla
... Aquila
... Saul of Tarsus
... Irenica
Alessandro Sperduti ... Cassius
... Octavia
... Ananias
... Publius
... Eubulus
Anthony Edridge ... Severus
André Agius ... Stephen (as Andre Agius)
... Christian Man
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The story covers Paul going from the most infamous persecutor of Christians to Jesus Christ's most influential apostle.

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Their Faith Challenged an Empire. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for some violent content and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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$5,172,585, 25 March 2018, Wide Release

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$17,560,475, 24 May 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,722,602, 24 May 2018
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This film is the second time Jim Caviezel performs as a Biblical person. The first time was in Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ (2004) where he performed as Jesus of Nazareth. See more »

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Be prepared for a heavy movie with a great cast
29 March 2018 | by See all my reviews

There's no getting around it - this movie is heavy from start to finish - not a moment of comic relief. It is a very sobering film, showing the terrible toll on lives that can occur when evil tyranny is unchecked. It was a fascinating time in history, and an interesting segment of Paul's life to explore -- rather than his 30 years of ministry and 10,000 miles of travel, we get only a focused glimpse into his final days in Nero's prison, with flashbacks to his original time of conversion.

On the upside: This movie is very well done from a production, acting & cinematography aspect. It keeps you engaged; its almost like watching a mystery unfold, due to its intensity. Jim Caviezel (as Luke), Olivier Martinez (as the Roman prefect over the prison), and Joanne Whalley (as Priscilla) were all brilliant in their roles. I mean, really brilliant. (I also loved Joanne in her role of Claudia in A.D.; and Jim Caviezel became one of my favorite actors after "Count of Monte Cristo" and "The Passion". But Olivier was the real surprise - extreme talent.)

On the downside: Most of the movie feels hopeless. What ever happened to the miraculous power and intense encouragement that Paul operated in during all his years of ministry? I feel that the creators of this movie completely underplayed Paul and stripped him of all the elements that made him who he was in the kingdom of God. That was extremely frustrating, since it presented a powerless, hopeless Christianity, other than to be martyred and receive eternal life. Not very appealing. It made me dislike his character more than like it.

In conclusion, the movie is definitely worth seeing for the artistry and story, if you can handle the context, the embellished story line, and a depressing outlook through most of the movie. But if you only like "feel good" movies, you might want to avoid this one.


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