St. Peter

Theatrical Release: March 20, 2007
DVD Release: March 20, 2007
St. Peter


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.

Dove Review

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.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Prostitutes proposition Peter. He attempts to convert them and does convert at least one; Claudias hugs his love Sylvia and his arms cross over her breasts.
Language: D-1
Violence: Man strikes Jesus; Brief scene of Jesus on cross with some blood; the stoning of Stephen with some blood; knife held to followers of Jesus; gladiator fighting; man's throat slit but not seen on screen; an ax coming down to decapitate Paul-not seen; a man dies; someone catches on fire; Peter is crucified upside down and the nails in hands and feet and blood is briefly seen. Brief reference to Judas hanging himself.
Drugs: Brief scene of Roman leader drinking an unknown drink.
Nudity: Cleavage
Other: None


Company: Lionsgate
Director: Giulio Base
Producer: Matilde and Luca Bernabei
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 197 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter