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The Apostle
- Robert Duvall

Overview - After being squeezed out of his church by his ex-wife, a Texas fundamentalist preacher's alcohol-fueled rage sends him off the deep end. After beating her new beau into a coma, he flees to Louisiana and seizes the chance to reinvent himself as a devout "Apostle," founding a new church and captivating the citizenry while keeping his sins buried.  Read more...

 
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Overview

After being squeezed out of his church by his ex-wife, a Texas fundamentalist preacher's alcohol-fueled rage sends him off the deep end. After beating her new beau into a coma, he flees to Louisiana and seizes the chance to reinvent himself as a devout "Apostle," founding a new church and captivating the citizenry while keeping his sins buried. Duvall, who also wrote and produced, is riveting in the title role. Academy Award Nominations: 1--Best Actor (Duvall).

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  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 133
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 025192280320
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA) (For thematic elements and a related scene of violence)
  • Release Date: April 2003

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Reviews:
"...Duvall is a blazing wonder in a film that ranks with the year's best..." - 01/22/1998 Rolling Stone, p.61-2


"...Duvall is a heaven-inspired acting machine..." - 06/01/1998 Sight and Sound, p.38-9


"...Fascinating, eccentric....[Duvall is] righteous, charismatic....Enough to renew your faith -- in movies, at the very least..." -- Rating: A- - 08/21/1998 Entertainment Weekly, pp.129-30


"...A sweetly believable tone....A rare display of spiritual light on screen..." - 12/17/1997 New York Times, p.E10


"...A lyrical tale of redemption....Duvall delivers a bravura, Oscar-quality performance....THE APOSTLE is a profoundly humane movie that crackles with the joy and sorrow of an old blues record..." - 02/01/1998 Premiere, p.21


"...THE APOSTLE is a good little movie dominated by a great central performance that's likely to endure..." - 01/30/1998 USA Today, p.2D


"...THE APOSTLE sees its characters in an unusually perceptive light; they have the complexity and spontaneity of people in a documentary..." - 01/30/1998 Chicago Sun-Times, p.36

 
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