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      Apostle

      2018 2 hr. 9 min. Horror Mystery & Thriller TRAILER for Apostle: Trailer 1 List
      79% 71 Reviews Tomatometer 54% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score London, 1905. Prodigal son Thomas Richardson has returned home, only to learn that his sister is being held for ransom by a religious cult. Determined to get her back at any cost, Thomas travels to the idyllic island where the cult lives. As Thomas infiltrates the island's community, he learns that the corruption of mainland society that they claim to reject has infested the cult's ranks nonetheless - and uncovers a secret more evil than he could have imagined. Read More Read Less

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      Critics Consensus

      Apostle resists easy scares in favor of a steady, slow-building descent into dread led by a commanding central performance from Dan Stevens.

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      Emilliano Jr S I thought I was watching The Wicker Man. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/26/24 Full Review Jemima J If you like gore, you'll like this. If you like good storytelling and in depth characters, you won't. I turned off Princess Diaries 2 Royal Engagement to watch this and I wish I hadn't. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 03/05/24 Full Review Jason B Spoilers* First half of the movie absolutely amazing the squandered at a terrible predictable ending. You can see they had no idea what to do after the middle of the film. I wanted to know more about Thomas but we got nothing but a weird 29 second flash back of Asians burning a cross on him. Who were the Asians? Why did they do that? Where the hell was he? Idk. Where was their mother? Not explained, why was he away from the father and didn't have a good relationship with him? Not explained. He died at the end and we get more questions left unanswered then the begining of the movie. Waste of 2 hours I will never get back. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/11/24 Full Review Milo C I'm generally not a fan of supernatural thrillers, but this is a story mostly of people behaving badly with just a little supernatural thrown in to make it a little more creepy. Not good for "sensitive" souls, as it comes with with plenty of blood, but not overdone IMO. Well done cinematography. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/11/24 Full Review Alec B Could have been great if some the ideas and characters were fleshed out a little more but Evans can still stage an violent set piece like no one else, and this is a mostly a wild ride when it sticks to the basics of its genre. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/05/24 Full Review Mary Ann F The users are getting it wrong this time. Apostle is a masterpiece of folklore horror, and I was absorbed every inch of the way. Thomas (Dan Stevens), an already deeply troubled soul, makes this one right decision in his life (to rescue his sister), and it proves to be his undoing. But it's also his salvation, as he endures so much due to his love for her, and finds a peculiar happiness at the end. What's fascinating about the horror and gore is that it feels so real, meaning nothing is gratuitous. It all fits like perfect puzzle pieces in this fantastical world, and it actually elevates the Thomas character, played to perfection by Stevens. By the way, I can't believe Dan Stevens is the same actor who played the hilarious Russian singer in the comedy Eurovision. One usually sees him in more brooding roles, but his comic chops are razor sharp. But I digress. I loved Apostle, period. And it gets better with repeated viewings. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/05/24 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Meagan Navarro Bloody Disgusting Evans departs from his usual action fare to weave a gripping story centered around unique Pagan-like mythology steeped in blood and sacrifice. It's folk horror, but with a new level of brutality and viscera unlike most of its ilk. Rated: 4.5/5 Dec 17, 2018 Full Review Dan Jolin Empire Magazine A muddled Wicker Man-inspired horror that has bursts of style, but fails to find depth beneath its blood-spewing surface. Rated: 2/5 Oct 15, 2018 Full Review Tasha Robinson The Verge But for the most part, it's a breathlessly oppressive experience, a dark and sometimes strikingly beautiful film that lives up to its most obvious cinematic forefathers. Oct 13, 2018 Full Review Kate Boyle InSession Film Apostle leaves a lot to be desire despite great potential. Rated: C Mar 8, 2023 Full Review Keith Garlington Keith & the Movies The blood-soaked and metaphorically charged second half is sure to leave some squirming in their seats. But it’s fitting in this examination of oppression under the guise of religion and the costs of misguided faith. Rated: 4.5/5 Aug 19, 2022 Full Review Josh Parham Next Best Picture The results absolutely deliver, and Evans creates an effectively creepy setting that feels authentic and tactile. Rated: 7/10 May 29, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis London, 1905. Prodigal son Thomas Richardson has returned home, only to learn that his sister is being held for ransom by a religious cult. Determined to get her back at any cost, Thomas travels to the idyllic island where the cult lives. As Thomas infiltrates the island's community, he learns that the corruption of mainland society that they claim to reject has infested the cult's ranks nonetheless - and uncovers a secret more evil than he could have imagined.
      Director
      Gareth Evans
      Executive Producer
      Nate Bolotin, Nick Spicer
      Screenwriter
      Gareth Evans
      Production Co
      Severn Screen Limited, XYZ Films
      Genre
      Horror, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Oct 12, 2018
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)
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