His Only Son – Movie Review

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Angel Studios, is releasing a new film, HIS ONLY SON, which is a film about the Biblical story of Abraham and Isaac!

Abraham getting ready to sacrifice Isaac.

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His Only Son recounts one of the most controversial moments in the Old Testament—when Abraham was commanded by God to sacrifice his son Isaac on the mountain of Moriah. While traveling to the place of the sacrifice, alongside Isaac and two servants, Abraham is flooded with vivid memories from the years he and Sarah spent longing for the son they were promised—the son he must now lay upon the altar.

The original recounting of this is found in the Bible, in Genesis Chapter 22.

I recently got a chance to review His Only Son in my home.

Many thanks to Angel Studios for providing a sample of the product for this review. Opinions are 100% my own.

His Only Son Movie poster.

At first, based on the introduction by the writer of the movie, I expected the movie to be kind of low budget. But that was not the case. While there are not a lot of special effects or expensive looking costumes they are not necessary for the time period of this film.

I found the film interesting and I had a few things I’m still digging into. Watching movies like this reminds me how important it is, as a Christian, to study the Bible. Not just read but study. And this is why…

To help you understand how Abraham, Sarah, and Isaac may have felt during these events the film does a lot of reminiscing about important moments in their lives. These things are NOT mentioned in the Bible.

  • The character of Sarah has some markings on her face. Knowing that Abraham and Sarah originally came from the land of Ur my thoughts were that they added these to show she originally came from a foreign land. That’s as far as I got in thinking about it. More research is needed.
  • Abraham and his entourage encounter a group of bandits on the road. This whole scenario is not in the Bible. It did add some drama in the movie but I would think it would be pretty important and mentioned if it did happen. We don’t know what may have happened on the way.
  • In the movie Sarah is very concerned and worried about Abraham taking Isaac with him to make a sacrifice to God. In the Bible, while Abraham knew he was to sacrifice Isaac, he did not tell anyone else. In fact, when he is heading off to make the sacrifice he tells his servants to remain put, that he AND Isaac will return to the after they make a sacrifice.

So there were a few details like this that do give me pause (and send me to my Bible).I don’t want to give too much of the movie away. It is a Bible story. And if you have one (a Bible) you’ve probably already read this account and if you watch the move you will be able to notice the additions. I think these were things added to make the film more entertaining.

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  1. In Judaism it is forbidden to mark or cut the skin..the markings on Sarah’s face in this movie is against ALL Jewish halacha AND THE TORAH Shame on the writers of this for taking these liberty against THE WORD OF HASHEM

    1. But Sarah’s past history was not of a person raised as a Jew. It therefore is not a contradiction.
      My objection is to the Christanizing of an important part of Jewish teaching . A form of replacement theology and even plagiarism.

  2. You were too kind. Why does God’s word have to be embellished to be more entertaining? My issue with the Chosen, this movie and others is that media is a powerful communicator. People will think this is the way it all happened and when they try to find it in the Bible, they won’t. It will cause more harm than good. This is the enemies way of watering down God’s word and confusing people who think they are seeking Him.

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