One Night With the King (2006)
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|Rating:||PG (for violence, some sensuality and thematic elements)|
|Genre:||Drama, Musical & Performing Arts, Classics|
|Directed By:||Michael O. Sajbel|
|Written By:||Stephan Blinn, Tommy Tenney, Tommy Tenney|
|In Theaters:||Oct 13, 2006 Wide|
|On DVD:||Jan 30, 2007|
as Prince Memucan
as King Xerxes
as Prince Admantha
as Prince Carshena
as Queen Vashti
as Prince Tarshish
as Amelekite Queen
as Eunuch Harbona
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Critic Reviews for One Night With the King
The movie devolves into a talky, static affair featuring a cast with wildly varying accents and acting abilities.
Esther's triumph isn't because of divine intervention. It's her humanity and bravery that make her a legend, and make that One Night worth remembering, 2,500 years later.
Unfortunately [O'Toole and Sharif are] separated by five centuries, and never share a scene. For a movie with the most righteous of intentions, that's perhaps the most grievous moviemaking sins of all.
The cinematography and sets look great, but the script is a bummer. It's overlong, overwrought and overblown.
In itself, it's a riveting story. Unfortunately, director Michael Sajbel has envisioned an overwrought Lifetime movie of the week, complete with an Esther who could be a cast member of Laguna Beach and a king notable only for his washboard abs.
Audience Reviews for One Night With the King
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.
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
Close to perfect, a rendition of the book of Esther. If I didnt know the story in the book I would have rated this 5 stars. its not a bad rendition, I just didnt give it 5 stars cuz I think they missed to "portray" a few things about Esther. Still, yknow. Its a good movie :) Maybe guys would see this as " a girly/religious movie --- and we all know how overly religious, religious movies go", I would beg to differ, this has zest. Sajbel did a great job in directing this.
One Night With the King Quotes
|Esther/Hadassah:||This is my most valuable possession in the world. It is my past, my present, and my future. And all of it is yours.|
|Hadassah/Esther:||You think I'm like a child? Well you're wrong. I'm much younger than that!|
|King Xerxes:||I saw the stars.|
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