One Night With the King

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Despite its epic source matierial, One Night With the King is held back by dull storytelling and a clumsy script.

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Born of slaves, a young Jewish woman named Hadassah (Tiffany Dupont) becomes part of the harem of powerful King Xerxes (Luke Goss). Simultaneously, a close adviser to the king hatches a plan to exterminate the Jews. Hadassah, now called Queen Esther, must find the courage to step forward and save her people from annihilation.

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Critic Reviews for One Night With the King

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  • Apr 21, 2014
    The Biblical epic One Night With the King is a compelling story of faith and duty. A Jewish peasant girl named Esther wins the heart of King Xerxes during his search for a new queen, but when a nefarious prince named Haman plots to kill the Jewish population she must risk everything to save her people. James Callis gives an incredible performance as Haman; creating a tantalizingly evil villain that's smart and crafty. Tiffany Dupont's performance as Esther on the other hand is quite poor, and she's unable to hold her own against her co-stars. However, the production valves are extraordinarily well-done; from the costumes to the set designs, to the sweeping score, the film does a remarkable job at creating a grand, historical look and feel. A powerful tale of faith, One Night With the King is an inspiring spiritual drama.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 13, 2009
    The film generally adheres to the main plot of the Biblical narrative. However, the film adds stylistic elements not present in the Biblical story. The Jewish narrative of the relationship between Esther (Tiffany Dupont) and Ahasuerus (treated as Xerxes I of Persia in this, as in many adaptations) was not a love story, but a forced marriage in which Esther had no choice. The story presents many facets that could have happened rather than strictly sticking to biblical texts.
    Wahida K Super Reviewer
  • Jun 22, 2008
    I was pleasantly surprised by this movie. Didn't exactly have the best acting in the world, but there was some good acting brough on by John Rhys-Davies. But then again, he always comes through. The last half hour of this movie was pretty powerful and kept my interest. Really well worth the watch.
    Ken D Super Reviewer
  • Mar 04, 2008
    This was an Outstanding Movie, If you have traveled Western Europe or The Middle east, the scenes were so real, colors excellent, The Costumes were unbeleivable. This was a great movie, Do yourself a big favor get it, thank You Fox Family Video
    Bruce B Super Reviewer

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