Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Movie Review: Paul, Apostle of Christ

Review Written By Michael J. Ruhland

Michael's Movie Grade: A-

Review: An extremely moving and powerful film. Very intense but also with a message of great hope.

First things first, this is not a feel good popcorn movie. This is a film about keeping hope in times of great struggle. Scenes depicting what happened to the early Christians, while not overly gory, are disturbing and sometimes hard to watch. This however makes the message of hope all the more powerful. There are times when hope seems impossible, and this movie is about the most extreme of these times. However through God all things are possible. Still despite being followers of Christ, the main characters are still human and these are difficult times they are living in. That helps makes the message of hope much more powerful and relatable.

Naturally being a less than two hour movie, this film is not a complete retelling of the book of Acts. If you are looking for the full story read the Bible. However this movie captures the emotion and hopeful message of the book of Acts. I found myself feeling completely absorbed in the power of this film's message and could not look away from the screen.

Again being a Christian myself may influence my love for this movie, but I feel that it may also move non-believers with its powerful message of hope.

-Michael J. Ruhland