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One Night With the King Reviews

October 28, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: C
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October 28, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
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 12, 2006
Plods across the screen with the thudding portent of an earnest Sunday-school lesson.
October 11, 2006
Blessed with abundant production values and a minimum of campy excess, One Night With the King is a surprisingly satisfying attempt to revive the Old Hollywood tradition of lavishly appointed Biblical epics aimed at mainstream auds.