This movie was awesome. There is much I did not know about St. Patrick. I've heard other ministers tell how devoted he was. But this movies shows so much more. He was truly a man that moved in the miraculous. And with the way God is moving today that is not hard to believe. My friends and family have been so blessed by this movie. It is one of the best purchases I've ever made.
My wife and I actually enjoyed this movie even though they added the snake scene. If you're looking to learn more about St. Patrick in a history context then I would would recommend more along the lines of a documentary to you. This is a movie and may not be completely accurate but it does give you a good idea of who St. Patrick was and what he did. I was encouraged by one particular character in the movie. . .it's amazing how God uses children as an example of the faith that we as adults should have.
I thought that viewing this film was a great opportunity to learn more about a historical figure who served the Lord so fervently despite his many adversities. Instead I found this inane film beset by many complete inaccuracies, such as his expelling of snakes on the island (THIS NEVER HAPPENED), while the historically accurate was presented in such a stupid, vapid way as to render it unbelievable. "Artistic license" is also repeatedly used to stuff stilted dialog and insipid acting down our throats. This movie was painful to watch and insulting to all that St. Patrick accomplished. I wish I had never purchased it.