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The Apostle 1997 Robert Duvall is a powerhouse off and on screen here In addition to producing writing and directing this piece he also stars and his character is almost always on screen In fact its this nearly myopic attention to the one character here that makes The Apostle both interesting and yet seemingly lacking Duvall plays a preacher named Sonny Hes one of those loud verbose and powerful ministers who really can blow the doors off the church Duvall spends several moments on screen simply preaching the Bible Although it can feel youre in a southern tent revival at these times it still is awesome to watch There are times when Duvalls conviction in the Gospel he is pontificating upon almost converts you if like myself you are a nonbeliever But Duvalls Sonny has a dark side as well Again Duvalls script and acting here is awesome as his character is not evil but human Duvall isnt making some sort of cynical venomous indictment of modern Christianity or evangelists What he brings forth here is an essay upon the nature of good and evil within one man The things that Sonny does which show his human qualities in a bad light are things that many of us might do and it is in this subtle drama that we come to question ourselves and our beliefs We also question right and wrong as well as the true nature of the Gospel as it relates to community as exemplified by the body of the church Duvalls character breaks Commandments here not in an evil horrific way but in simple humanistic ways Yet his character also saves souls and makes people and communities whole His conversions of the souls of Billy Bob Thorton and Walt Goggins are awesome spectacles But herein lies the rub We dont know enough about these characters to truly appreciate there conversion Duvall shows us only
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