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The Apostle

  • PG-13
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region Free (info)
  • 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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    • Rating - For thematic elements and a related scene of violence
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 62022803

  • Credits
    Robert Duvall,Farrah Fawcett,Farrah Fawcett-Majors,Miranda Richardson,Todd Allen,John Beasley,June Carter,June,Carter Cash,Walton Goggins
  • Critic Reviews
    "...Duvall is a blazing wonder in a film that ranks with the year's best..."
    Rolling Stone

    "...Duvall is a heaven-inspired acting machine..."
    Sight and Sound

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

    "...A sweetly believable tone....A rare display of spiritual light on screen..."
    New York Times

    "...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..."
    Premiere

    "...THE APOSTLE is a good little movie dominated by a great central performance that's likely to endure..."
    USA Today

    "...THE APOSTLE sees its characters in an unusually perceptive light; they have the complexity and spontaneity of people in a documentary..."
    Chicago Sun-Times

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