• Paul, Apostle of Christ (2018)

Paul, Apostle of Christ

Release Date: March 23rd, 2018

PG-13 |1 hr 48 min

Plot Summary

Risking his life, Luke ventures to Rome to visit Paul -- the apostle who's bound in chains and held captive in Nero's darkest and bleakest prison cell. Haunted by the shadows of his past misdeeds, Paul wonders if he's been forgotten as he awaits his grisly execution. Before Paul's death, Luke resolves to write another book that details the birth of what will come to be known as the church.

Cast: Jim Caviezel, James Faulkner, Olivier Martinez, Joanne Whalley, John Lynch, Yorgos Karamihos, Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Alessandro Sperduti

Director: Andrew Hyatt

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Mandalay Pictures, ODB Films

Distributors: Affirm Films

Keywords: Rivalry, Rescue, Sacrifice, Dark, Tense, Emotional, Prison, Inspiring, Transformation, Gritty, Quest

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    We have a monotonous conjectural melodrama for the faith-based crowd that does nothing to reach out to others. It does indicate how a very important seed was planted for the blossoming of Christianity, but is banal where it needed to be charged with passion and a palpable religious compulsion of its own. show more

  • 75
    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times

    It’s an impressively staged, well-acted, thoughtful and faithful telling of the last days of the Apostle Paul — and how Luke risked his life again and again to visit his great mentor in prison and make a written record of Paul’s life experiences and teachings. show more

  • 40
    Inkoo KangTheWrap

    Ultimately, the overstuffed, under-dramatized film fails to fully develop the stakes at hand, but it features more thoughtful world-building than most faith-based films, as well as a bracing honesty about the difficulty of reconciling idealistic credos with a harsh and unforgiving world. show more

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