“Their Faith Challenged an Empire. Their Words Changed the World”. This Easter season, take a journey back in time and witness the powerful, world-shaking story of the early church come to life through a compelling retelling of the journeys of Paul and Luke. “Paul, Apostle of Christ”, a new feature-length movie from Affirm Films starring James Faulkner and Jim Caviezel, is in theaters as of March 23, 2018.
From the first scene, “Paul, Apostle of Christ” will sweep you away to the city of Rome, currently under the control of Emperor Nero and a place of horrifying persecution for all who follow Christ. Paul is being held in a prison cell awaiting his execution, until one day a visitor arrives to speak with him… a physician named Luke. And it is then that Paul realizes perhaps his story isn’t finished quite yet.
“Paul, Apostle of Christ” is a well-made movie that truly brings the story of Paul and Luke to life. It is not a movie for everyone, however, and the PG-13 rating should definitely be heeded as the torture and barbaric cruelty shown to Christians in Rome is dramatically depicted and often painful to watch. The inspirational messages, however, are just as strong and are likely to bring tears to the eyes of audience members as the true meaning of following Christ strikes the chords of our hearts.
In the end, I am glad to have watched “Paul, Apostle of Christ” and hope to have the chance to view it again, (and undoubtedly gain even more). The messages that early church leaders Paul and Luke can teach us are vividly portrayed by excellent acting and a strong storyline, making this a movie that I definitely recommend (at least to mature audiences). If you are looking for a powerful movie of early Christianity to help celebrate the Easter season with, look no further than “Paul, Apostle of Christ”.
“Film has been provided courtesy of Sony Entertainment Releasing Canada (Affirm Films) and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.”