|New Films International | Release Date: December 17, 1997||CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION|
Unusual, unhurried tour de force--a seamless match of strong artistic vision and physical performance. [19 Dec 1997, p. 52]
Duvall is a blazing wonder in a film that ranks with the year's best.
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.
A good little movie dominated by a great central performance that's likely to endure. [30 Jan 1998, p.D2]
This rambling exercise in local color has been a pet project of Duvall's for more than a decade, and it's to his credit that he managed to get such a low-concept picture produced. It's also to his credit that he resists the temptation to take easy potshots at religion, particularly of the revivalist variety. Read full review
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