Testament: The Story of Moses, Netflix Docuseries retelling the famed biblical prophet’s tale

Testament: The Story of Moses
Liv Altman

Testament: The Story of Moses is a docudrama series narrated by Charles Dances, starring Clarke Peters and Avi Azulay. It is directed by Benjamin Ross.

It was about two weeks ago that we had the opportunity to watch another docudrama, that time it was about relativity, the atomic bomb, and Albert Einstein. Now, threatening to become a tradition, Netflix brings us the story of Moses, dramatized and with Charles Dance’s voice as the narrator.

“Testament: The Story of Moses” is somewhat like those old documentaries we would watch in school to keep us all happy: The teacher didn’t have to speak, and no matter how boring the documentary was, it was more entertaining than the teacher’s lecture, thereby making us all a bit happier.

We won’t discover many new things here, but the documentary features testimonies from historians and theologians of the three religions where Moses is mentioned: Judaism, Islam, and Christianity all recognize him as a prophet.

If you don’t know what “monolatry” means, it might be the right time to find out, or perhaps you might want to review Moses’s story one more time or, if you are young, learn what it’s about.

In cinematic terms: Nothing that’s going to win any Oscars, at least not for aesthetic reasons.

Where to Watch “Testament: The Story of Moses”


Narrator: Charles Dance

Charles Dance
Charles Dance

Charles Dance is an English actor, screenwriter, and film director. He is best known for his roles in various films and television shows, including his portrayal of Tywin Lannister in the popular HBO series Game of Thrones. Dance has also appeared in notable films such as Alien 3, The Imitation Game, and Godzilla: King of the Monsters. In addition to his acting career, he has also directed films and received critical acclaim for his work.

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Liv Altman is a journalist. She is a film critic based in Texas.
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