St Paul the Apostle (TV 2000)

New Testament

This movie of St Paul is one of the best Christian movies I have seen since the Passion.

History Movie Data

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Time: 1 Cent. A.D.

Period: Roman Empire

Place: Roman World

Reference Book: The Bible (Here's my favorite version from Amazon)
The Narrated Bible in Chronological Order (NIV)

Notable Characters: Saul

Movie Details

Film Director: Roger Young

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Length: 180 Minutes

Genres:
Bible Movies
Roman History
Drama
Biography
TV

Starring:
G.W. Bailey, Franco Nero, Ennio Fantastichini, Thomas Lockyer

Believe me, I don't say this lightly!

The main reason why you will also feel this way is due to the sad fact that good Bible movies are extremely hard to find! There are just not enough of them.

Most of the time I find myself, sort of, "helping out" the film by not allowing it to distract me from the story I've read in the Bible.

Only a handful of Bible films will completely transport you back in time and this IS ONE OF THEM.

None of the criticisms I've read about the film take away from the fact that I completely love this movie to the point where I am willing to overlook some of the historical and biblical inaccuracies not so obviously portrayed.

They don't take away from either the story or the Gospel message.

What's in St Paul, what I look for..

st paul Paul the Apostle (Amazon)

Our main concern with any film we review is the "portrayal" of the events of the past which we call "history".

In other words, when we read a history book we are left wishing we could see the story unfold with our very eyes and ears.

The two biggest questions we ask ourselves are, did the film portray the character accurately? and, is his place in history firmly preserved?

Sure, the setting, costumes and other props play a huge part in telling the story but we will not go on and on for days about the historical accuracy of the smallest details in the film, that, we will leave for you!

Soon we will introduce comment boxes where we can debate the historical accuracy of every detail, but that is coming soon!

In the mean time, both of the questions above are answered with a big YES!

coming soon we will go into more detail.

What to watch out for..

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Historical Accuracy: movie ratings movie ratings movie ratings movie ratings movie ratings

Great portrayal, Accurate! Highly recommended! Watch it!

Movie Quality and Overall movie experience: movie ratings movie ratings movie ratings movie ratings movie ratings

St Paul has hardly any special effects, but it needs none. There's no low-budget "feeling" here.

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Children should not watch unless the parent watches first, then they will still need lots of guidance.

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Opens the pages of the Bible right in front of your eyes!

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A lot of people have complained about the "indecency" of the film but I could not find what they were talking about. This film is very decent but for a mature audience nonetheless.

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Immature children will definitely need the guidance a parent.

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None to worry about.

Modern Culture Influence:movie ratings movie ratings movie ratings movie ratings movie ratings

All of the apostles are great role models for any age, kids will need a little more explaining if they are 12 years old and below.

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None to worry about.

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None to worry about.

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Immature teens will definitely need the guidance a parent.

Political Influences:movie ratings movie ratings movie ratings movie ratings movie ratings

In this world of political correctness it has become very hard to "just tell" a story, this film does just that! It is the Gospel portrayed from a very human Saul.

Message / Educational:movie ratings movie ratings movie ratings movie ratings movie ratings

The film does a great job at explaining the new Christian doctrine in contrast to the "Old Covenant".

It portrays Jesus as the Messiah while at the same time not dismissing "The Law". Very educational!

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Amazing!

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None!

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NOT CORNY!!!!

If you are not a Christian, you may be pleasantly surprised to learn that the faith in Christ is not just some cleverly-made tale from ancient times. Who knows? you might come to believe!

If you are a Christian hater, you might be sad to find that Reuben ultimately fails just as many others have for in the last 2,000 years.

But if you are a Christian you will walk away from the film feeling inspired and proud about the message of the Gospel. It will compel you to speak about the risen Christ, not in a corny way, but as Paul did.

You should watch the film St. Paul!

The Gospel of the Lord is a beautiful story to watch unfold through the eyes of St Paul.


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