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One Night with the King

6/10
History . Biography . Romance . Drama
 

This amazing biblical drama chronicles the brave and historic legend of Hadassah, a Jewish orphan with exceptional beauty who rises to become Queen Esther of Persia and saves Persian Jews from genocide. By revealing her heritage to the king, Esther thwarts the evil prime minister's plan to annihilate all Jews in the Persian Empire. The annual festival of Purim is inspired by her heroism.

 
Actors: Jyoti Dogra , Javen Campbell , Tommy Lister , James Callis , John Rhys-Davies , Omar Sharif , John Noble , Luke Goss , Peter O'Toole , Tiffany Dupont
Directors: Michael O. Sajbel
Country: USA
Release: 2006-10-13
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  • Joe Leydon

    Blessed with abundant production values and a minimum of campy excess, One Night With the King is a surprisingly satisfying attempt to revive the Old Hollywood tradition of lavishly appointed Biblical epics aimed at mainstream auds.

    Variety Full Review
  • Maitland McDonagh

    Produced by the son of Trinity Broadcasting Network founder Paul Crouch, this historical epic offers a solid two hours of spectacle and intrigue drawn from The Book of Esther by way of Tommy Tenney and Mark Andrew Olsen's novel "Hadassah."

    TV Guide Magazine Full Review
  • Scott Foundas

    Those viewers who found anti-Semitism lurking under every stone in The Passion of the Christ may rejoice in this celebration of Jewish heroism; all others should rest assured that falling asleep in the cinema is not a mortal sin.

    L.A. Weekly Full Review
  • Sam Adams

    There's not much joy in One Night With the King, a lavish but listless retelling of the biblical story of Esther.

    Los Angeles Times Full Review
  • Kirk Honeycutt

    Fails to find the genuine drama in its story of love and intrigue.

    The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
  • Marjorie Baumgarten

    The performances are all solid, although the screenplay frequently bogs down with the complexity of palace intrigues and plots that could have been rendered more consumer-friendly.

    Austin Chronicle Full Review
  • Elizabeth Weitzman

    This preposterous adaptation of the Book of Esther is recommended viewing only for those impressed that it comes endorsed by the American Bible Society.

    New York Daily News Full Review
  • V.A. Musetto

    The cinematography and sets look great, but the script is a bummer. It's overlong, overwrought and overblown.

    New York Post Full Review
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