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The Apostle
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The Apostle 1998


From Amazon: Written, directed, and personally financed by Robert Duvall, The Apostle was the culmination of a 14-year effort on the part of its creator, who also stars as the dynamic, God-fearing Texas preacher Euliss "Sonny" Dewey. Vibrantly authentic with its use of real gospel preachers and extras carefully selected from parishes of the deep South, the film treats its complicated characters with the kind of compassion and moral complexity mainstream Hollywood wouldn't dare muster. This is especially true in the case of Sonny, who responds to his wife's infidelity with a crime of passion that sends him on a new and uncharted quest for...

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The Apostle Movie Review by Bob (11/10/2010)

I am a pastor and consider this a very realistic and accurate portrayal of a man who has a gift of preaching, yet is plagued by Satan and the world. In an interview I heard with Duvall, his life was actually changed from this portrayal and there were people who came to know the Lord from just being on set and hearing the...

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The Apostle Movie Review by AJ (5/12/2006)

God help Duvall, The Apostle is a hugely missed opportunity. Duvall's performance in the film as the Apostle E.F. is very good, and the film is filled with lots of little moments that, taken by themselves, seem to be very deep and meaningful (such as when E.F. yells at God). But, taken in the context of the ill-developed...

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