Sunday, February 8, 2015

The Apostle

When a colorful, successful, and well-liked Texas preacher (Robert Duvall) learns of his wife's extracurricular behavior, he makes an impassioned, violent choice and heads for a small Louisianan community where he starts his life and ministry anew. The Apostle was a years in the making passion project for Duvall, who contributes a showy, self-indulgent performance in a simple, well-meaning, but overlong film which is given weight by its Southern flavor, cast members, and landscapes.
*** out of ****