The film follows Luke who risks his life to visit Paul, who is in prison. Nero is determined to eliminate all Christians in Rome and executes them in the grisliest of ways. Before Paul’s death sentence, Luke resolves to write another book, detailing the beginnings of “The Way” – the birth of what will come to be known as the Church. The two men struggle against a determined Nero and the frailties of the human spirit in order to live out the Gospel of Jesus Christ and spread their message to the world.
This movie is gripping right from the start, it is raw, intense, dramatic and gritty with strong production, superb cinematography, a wonderful and complementing soundtrack coupled with a compelling story and a strong cast.
Jim Caviezel and James Faulkner are strong and outstanding as Luke and Paul, perfect for the roles and alongside a well written script, these two excel bringing through the raw emotions and struggles they both face, but also the grace and peace from Jesus Christ.
Sure there is a bit of artistic licence here as there has to be, but the film is biblical, it is historical and based on scripture and provides a glimpse into the life of Paul and his story. We also get a glimpse of Luke and the early Church and how they were encouraged by Paul’s letters. We see the struggles and extreme persecution that they faced and what Paul faced in prison and we see how he was transformed and anointed by Christ.
Paul, Apostle of Christ is a must see movie, one of the best biblical movies that grippingly tells the story of Paul whilst highlighting the plight of persecution and how we should respond, how we should love our enemies and show Christ’s love and pray for those who persecute us, and lets also pray for the Christians who are still persecuted even today.