One Night With the King
One Night With the King (2006)

When a beautiful young slave girl learns that her people are about to fall victim to a horrible act of genocide, she will be forced to choose between realizing her wildest dreams or stepping into the pages of history to embrace her destiny… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: October 13, 2006
DVD Release Date: January 30, 2007
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Critic Score: 19% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite its epic source matierial, One Night With the King is held back by dull storytelling and a clumsy script.

Sam Adams
Los Angeles Times

Why another version of this oft-filmed tale?

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

Unfortunately [O'Toole and Sharif are] separated by five centuries, and never share a scene. For a movie with the most righteous of intentions, that's perhaps the most grievous moviemaking sins of all.

Jane Boursaw
Common Sense Media

Brave heroine risks it all in biblical epic.

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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter

The movie devolves into a talky, static affair featuring a cast with wildly varying accents and acting abilities.

V.A. Musetto
New York Post

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

Frank Lovece
Film Journal International

Less a celebration than a lively college lecture, with CGI standing in for landscapes, panoramas and a cast of thousands.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Esther's triumph isn't because of divine intervention. It's her humanity and bravery that make her a legend, and make that One Night worth remembering, 2,500 years later.

Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

In itself, it's a riveting story. Unfortunately, director Michael Sajbel has envisioned an overwrought Lifetime movie of the week, complete with an Esther who could be a cast member of Laguna Beach and a king notable only for his washboard abs.

David Cornelius

The film is an exercise in overblown and overplayed.

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Wahida K
The film generally adheres to the main plot of the Biblical narrative. However, the film adds stylistic elements not present in the Biblical story. The Jewish… More
Dann Michalski
The Biblical epic One Night With the King is a compelling story of faith and duty. A Jewish peasant girl named Esther wins the heart of King Xerxes during his… More
Bruce Bruce
This was an Outstanding Movie, If you have traveled Western Europe or The Middle east, the scenes were so real, colors excellent, The Costumes were… More
Panta Oz
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Ginny  X
Close to perfect, a rendition of the book of Esther. If I didnt know the story in the book I would have rated this 5 stars. <br><br>its not a bad… More
Dannielle Albert
I was very disappointed that it didn't line up 100 percent biblically. But for being a movie based on the Bible, it could have been a lot worse.