The Apostle Synopsis
A Texas preacher (Robert Duvall) embarks on a redemptive odyssey.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Duvall is a blazing wonder in a film that ranks with the year's best.
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100

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Avoiding the clichés and condescension that characterize many films on religious figures, the movie is at once a compelling drama and...
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Duvall's screenplay does what great screenwriting is supposed to do, and surprises us with additional observations and revelations in every...
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Unusual, unhurried tour de force--a seamless match of strong artistic vision and physical performance. [19 Dec 1997, p. 52]
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88

Premiere

Duvall delivers a bravura, Oscar-quality performance....The Apostle is a profoundly humane movie that crackles with the joy and sorrow of...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
It's rare that we have a screen character as well-rounded, as recognizably human or as brilliantly played as Sonny Dewey.
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75

USA Today

By Mike Clark
A good little movie dominated by a great central performance that's likely to endure. [30 Jan 1998, p.D2]
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
In his long and distinguished career, only his Oscar-winning performance in 1983's “Tender Mercies” was this raw. Duvall becomes...
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
A too-perfect mirror of its creator, The Apostle's greatest strength doubles as a singular weakness -- in the end, it feels like an...
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25

San Francisco Examiner

By Barbara Shulgasser
One of the most self-in-dulgent, muddled, badly written, vague and pointless exercises in filmmaking I have ever had to sit through.
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The Best Movie He Ever Made

By faithman88
I have watched this movie time and time again. God's grace, God's mercy, and God's forgivness are shown to a man that has messed up but has found a way to come back home....

Apostle

By alionzo.rochelle@att.net
It is a great movie about real life, with God in it!...

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Rated PG-13