Paul, Apostle of Christ Reviews

February 9, 2019
He [Andrew Hyatt] dilutes the dramatic impact of the events that shaped the man he was to become.
April 27, 2018
Chalk this dreary biblical drama up as a worthy companion piece to Mary Magdalene.
April 10, 2018
The cinema of Holy Week does not necessarily have to be a hair shirt for the eyes, but this film is and with viciousness. [Full Review in Spanish]
March 31, 2018
Curiously staid and undramatic... wordy and somber rather than propulsive, thereby minimizing the urgency of Paul's life in contrast to what it portrays as his ultimate message of hope and forgiveness.
March 29, 2018
Instead of an informative film about the greatest ordinary man in the history of Christianity, this is a complete fiction about his last few weeks on earth, about which nobody knows anything, with a silly Hollywood B story thrown in. Greatly disappointing
March 23, 2018
Fails to fully develop the stakes at hand, but it features more thoughtful world-building than most faith-based films, as well as a bracing honesty about the difficulty of reconciling idealistic credos with a harsh and unforgiving world.
March 22, 2018
A handsomely-mounted production with good performances and minimal dramatic tension.
March 22, 2018
A faith-based, snuff flick with little appeal beyond the Bible-thumping demographic.
March 22, 2018
A few minutes of thriller-like tension early on gives way to a lot of tediously scripted scenes of whisper-acting that rarely breathe life and humanity into what should be a potent turning point story in a religion's history.
March 22, 2018
It tries mightily to achieve a balance among all of the above themes but lacks cohesion, and at times it is unclear who this film was made for.
March 22, 2018
The film's simple, redundant, but valuable moral lesson to its audience finds comfortable enough expression in an aesthetic that's banal but impressively consistent.
March 22, 2018
"Paul, Apostle of Christ" struggles to find a compelling entry point to a critical period in the early Christian church ...
March 22, 2018
Pious but dramatically weak.
March 22, 2018
Biblical drama has bloody violence, lacks depth.
March 22, 2018
A well-produced biblical drama that gets bogged down by it's snail pace and lack of focus on Paul himself. [Full review in Spanish]
March 22, 2018
A harsher script edit that forced characters to get to the point of a scene more quickly might have helped, as might more of a focus on the life of Paul himself
March 22, 2018
It's as if Scorsese had devoted an entire feature to Jake LaMotta as a fat dude working on his comedy routine, with the occasional fleeting flashback to the ring.
March 21, 2018
A film that labours hard under the weight of its earnest intentions.
March 21, 2018
All this Italian-set melodrama feels hokey, cooked up and, in the end, not what we want to be seeing.
March 19, 2018
Handsomely mounted but dramatically flat account of the last days of the Apostle while in prison in Rome.