• PG-13, 2 hr. 14 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Robert Duvall
    In Theaters:
    Jan 30, 1998 Wide
    On DVD:
    Aug 18, 1998
  • New Films International

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The Apostle Reviews

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Leonard Schwarz
Palo Alto Weekly

| Original Score: 2.5/4

May 20, 2003
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter

Full Review Source: Cinematter | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 1, 2000
Eric Lurio
rec.arts.movies.reviews

This is great performance, but alas, not a great movie.

Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews

January 1, 2000

Globe and Mail
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Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 12, 2002
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...introduces one of the most complex and naturalistic characters ever to appear on screen.

Full Review | Original Score: A

July 31, 2002
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 4/4

January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews

Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews | Original Score: +1 out of -4..+4

January 1, 2000
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

Duvall's integrity and intelligence shine through his movie and his performance.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 5/5

January 1, 2000
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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Full Review Source: Chicago Reader | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Frank Ochieng
rec.arts.movies.reviews

Oscar-winning actor Robert Duvall has directed, produced, and wrote what very well may be the most intensifying, gut-wrenching, powerful and complexed movies that has hit the big screen in ages

Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews | Original Score: 4/4

January 1, 2000
Bob Bloom
rec.arts.movies.reviews

Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 1, 2000
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Duvall has created a work that tries to be more than entertaining, reaching to be a more artistic film.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B

January 1, 2000
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A highly engaging drama about the fall and redemption of a Pentecostal preacher from Texas.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice

March 2, 2002
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

It's a sin to miss 'The Apostle.'

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August 2, 2002
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: A-

September 7, 2011
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer

... may be the most unapologetic, intimate portrayal of a religious man in the history of American cinema.

Full Review Source: Looking Closer | Original Score: A+

January 15, 2005
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)

As the charismatic Sonny, Duvall brilliantly shouts the praises of Jesus.

Full Review Source: Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) | Original Score: 3/4

July 1, 2004
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews

Full Review | Original Score: 8/10

October 15, 2004
David Keyes
Cinemaphile.org

Walking away from The Apostle, I felt renewed and reborn...

Full Review Source: Cinemaphile.org | Original Score: 4/4

January 1, 2000
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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June 24, 2006
Willie Waffle
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January 1, 2000
MaryAnn Johanson
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January 1, 2000
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather

May 22, 2003
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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November 6, 2002
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
January 1, 2000
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January 1, 2000
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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January 1, 2000
Charles Taylor
Salon.com
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January 1, 2000
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
January 1, 2000
Barbara Shulgasser
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
Gemma Files
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January 1, 2000
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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February 14, 2001
David Denby
New York Magazine/Vulture
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February 17, 2002
Shlomo Schwartzberg
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002

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January 1, 2000
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