The Story of David

DVD Release: July 8, 2008
The Story of David


Fact-based story about the second and ideal king of Israel, David. In this movie, we follow David’s story from the time he was a young shepherd to his death as king. Along the journey of his life we see his accomplishments, his struggles, and his sins. Also, how he repented and how his humility brought him to peace with his sins and his conscience.

Dove Review

This film stays pretty close to the biblical story of David. It includes the biggest moments from David’s life including his harp playing which soothed King Saul, his victory as a shepherd against would-be predators, his defeat of the giant Goliath, his fleeing from King Saul who wished to kill him, his friendship with Jonathan, his ascendancy to the throne, and his affair with Bathsheba. It also features the rebellion of his son Absalom and his passing the kingly mantle down to his son Solomon.

There are a few mildly violent moments, but nothing over the top. This is one we suggest for ages twelve and above, due to a few mature themes, and we gladly award the film our Dove Seal.

Content Description

Sex: Kissing; David's affair with a married woman but aftewards he repents; a brother forces himself on his sister but the scene cuts away before it becomes gratuitous.
Language: None
Violence: David defeats giant with slingshot and stone which smashes into his forehead; Jonathan and David cut arms to become blood brothers and although a little blood is shown it is not gratuitous; a few characters are seen lying dead from battle; a man is stabbed; a woman's bloody mouth is seen.
Drugs: The drinking of wine.
Nudity: A woman takes a bath and though it is not graphic you know she is nude and it lingers on the scene for a time; shirtless men.
Other: The death of a child; a plot to have a soldier killed but the guilty party repents; the biblical practice of the time of the king having several wives.


Company: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Writer: Ernest Kinoy
Director: David Lowell Rich and Alex Segal
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 191 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter