The Apparition (L'apparition) (2018)


Critic Consensus: The Apparition intrigues on a purely narrative level while also managing to tackle thorny questions of faith with suitably sober intelligence.


Want to See

Not Interested

Add Rating
My Rating    

The Apparition (L'apparition) Videos

The Apparition (L'apparition) Photos

Movie Info

Jacques (Vincent Lindon) is a journalist at a large regional newspaper in France. His reputation as an impartial investigator attracts the attention of the Vatican, who recruit him to lead a committee to explore the legitimacy of a saintly apparition in a small French village-a true canonical investigation. Upon his arrival, he meets the young novitiate Anna, who claims to have personally witnessed an apparition of the Virgin Mary. She's garnered an impressive following in the village but is torn between her faith and the many solicitations she receives. Confronted with opposing views from clergy members and skeptics, Jacques finds his belief system profoundly shaken as he works to uncover the hidden motivations and pressures at work.

Watch it now


Vincent Lindon
as Jacques Mayano
Patrick d'Assumçao
as Père Borrodine
Anatole Taubman
as Anton Meyer
Elina Löwensohn
as Docteur de Villeneuve

News & Interviews for The Apparition (L'apparition)

Critic Reviews for The Apparition (L'apparition)

All Critics (41) | Top Critics (10)

Overlong and unconvincing in the end.

Sep 22, 2018 | Full Review…

The result is something rare: a genuinely engaging cinematic treatment of faith, one that offers revelations even as it casts a gimlet eye on Revelation.

Sep 14, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

There are ideas knocking around in this movie that, despite its overlong 144 minutes, are worth the time.

Sep 7, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

More successful than the likes of films such as God's Not Dead and its ilk. As an example of satisfying dramatic storytelling, however, it falls frustratingly short.

Sep 7, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

An involving and intelligent entertainment, if it ends up somewhat less than the sum of its parts, it's not for lack of attempting something different.

Sep 6, 2018 | Full Review…

The movie, which for two hours is an absorbing, detailed procedural, becomes... willfully diffuse in its final 20 minutes.

Sep 6, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Apparition (L'apparition)

There are no featured reviews for The Apparition (L'apparition) at this time.

The Apparition (L'apparition) Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

News & Features