Follow the inspirational path of the man who was granted the keys to the Heavenly Kingdom-St. Peter, one of Christ’s most devoted apostles.
Award-winning actor Omar Sharif is Peter, once a simple fisherman, who Jesus chooses to be one of his twelve Apostles. While initially fearing and doubting the power of Christ’s message, Peter becomes a dedicated follower and lives only to spread the message of the Christians across the land. In this epic drama Peter comes up against many obstacles, including those who want to put an end to Christianity-and ultimately gives up his own life to spread Christ’s love and save the souls of many.
This movie is Biblical with a few alterations which may be historically related, and Omar Sharif does an outstanding job in the title role. This film begins with Jesus’ death and resurrection, and moves into the book of Acts as Peter is used to raise a lame man, preaches and converts literally thousands of people, upsets the Roman government, and becomes acquainted with Saul, who later becomes the Apostle Paul. This outstanding drama shines and should be seen by evangelicals and non-evangelicals alike. It is scripturally accurate with a few scenes based on the history of the Roman Coliseum. It is a testament to the time frame right after Christ’s departure from earth. Omar Sharif makes a compassionate and strong Simon Peter and the acting, tight direction, beautiful cinematography, and story make for one good film. Few Biblical stories are portrayed as well in film as this one is. It is a must-see film for ages twelve and above, due to a few scenes of violence, and we award this film five doves, the highest number we can give.