MAN OF GOD (2021) tells the story of Saint Nektarios of Aegina who was unjustly exiled, convicted without trial, and slandered without cause in this ancient tale from Greece. The film follows the difficulties faced by Saint Nektarios as he fights against his enemies’ bigotry while promoting the Word of God.
The acting is wooden, and the dialogue is stilted. The film is poorly paced, and the tone is monotonous and boring. However, the sets and costumes are well done, and the film’s message is clear to such an extent it feels like a religious propaganda film.
If you’re looking for an inspirational story about a saint who overcame adversity, you may enjoy this film. However, if you’re not religious, or if you’re looking for a well-made film, you’ll likely be disappointed.
(In limited release in cinemas in Australia – check your movie guide for your local show times.)