One Night with the King is an historical epic film that was released in 2006 in the United States. Based on the novel Hadassah: One Night with the King by Tommy Tenney and Mark Andrew Olsen, One Night with the King is a dramatization of the Old Testament Bible story of Esther.
It’s not your typical sword and sandal. It reminded me somewhat of a modern interpretation of the King and I without it being as good of course. You can pick on this film a little. It can tend to be a little hammy and the script is a little lightweight, but it’s a pretty little film. It’s a 1960 Bible Story, so it’s gonna come across as silly in some spots. Nice toga guy! The critics bashed it. The general audience gave it high marks. I think you’ve got to be in the mood for a 1950 or 1960’s Bible epic that was made in 2006. From a scriptural standpoint, it’s taking a lot of poetic license.