Critic Consensus: Apostle resists easy scares in favor of a steady, slow-building descent into dread led by a commanding central performance from Dan Stevens.
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Apostle gets too bound up in the island cult it's meant to be escaping.
Apostle is ultimately an absorbing, horrifying movie that's maybe not as smart as it wants to be. But it is a lot stranger, and more disturbing, than you might expect.
I'm not sure 'Apostle' quite justifies its 130-minute running time, but you have to say this about it: It's like nothing else you could include in your annual Halloween horror marathon this year.
A Gothic horror mystery that's less like an adrenaline shot to the heart than a rusty, hand-cranked drill to the skull.
Evans' signature intensity translates seamlessly in Apostle...
Audience Reviews for Apostle
Could have been great if some the ideas and characters were fleshed out a little more but Evans can still stage an violent set piece like no one else, and this is a mostly a wild ride when it sticks to the basics of its genre.
Gorgeous looking and gloomy Netflix horror movie in the vein of classics like "The Wicker man" or recent sleeper hit "Black Death". The atmosphere, the actors, the look, all that works. Unfortunately, the plot is oddly confusing at times, as are some characters easy to mix up and unknown motivations. That still works for some gruesome, sometimes even exciting entertainment, but unfortunately fails to deliver a long lasting punch.
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