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One Night With the King Reviews

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January 1, 2011
Brave heroine risks it all in biblical epic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 1, 2007
Less a celebration than a lively college lecture, with CGI standing in for landscapes, panoramas and a cast of thousands.
February 13, 2007
The film is an exercise in overblown and overplayed.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
January 31, 2007
a welcome and honorable telling of the Purim story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 26, 2006
All the production money in the world isn't going to get this magnificent looking biblical clunker past the critics.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 30, 2006
The performances are all solid, although the screenplay frequently bogs down with the complexity of palace intrigues and plots that could have been rendered more consumer-friendly.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 28, 2006
It's that slavish refusal to detour from the most conservative possible interpretation of such events that ultimately makes One Night With the King little more than a dolled-up, oversimplified sermon.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 28, 2006
While Dupont is lovely and sweet, the script leaves her motivations largely open and she's not enough of an actress to fill in the blanks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 20, 2006
...visually lavish but dramatically clumsy.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
October 18, 2006
Don't Christians deserve quality? Of course...but they won't find it here.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/4
October 16, 2006
This is one of those religious epics that looks like a religious epic, which is fine as far as it goes, but misses the mark because it doesn't manage to translate the feel of the original to the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.2/5
October 13, 2006
Director Michael O. Sajbel can't rein in the story convolutions or the pompous dialogue of Stephan Blinn's script.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 13, 2006
Why another version of this oft-filmed tale?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 13, 2006
The movie devolves into a talky, static affair featuring a cast with wildly varying accents and acting abilities.
October 13, 2006
The cast is uneven but never amateurish -- Goss may not be much of an actor, but he looks terrific in various states of royal undress; much the same could be said of Yul Brynner -- and the production values are consistently high.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 13, 2006
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 13, 2006
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.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 13, 2006
The cinematography and sets look great, but the script is a bummer. It's overlong, overwrought and overblown.
Read More | Original Score: 0.5/4
October 13, 2006
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 13, 2006
Distinctly made-for-TV vibe [despite] visual spectacle and a distinguished supporting cast.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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