Is Father Stu on Netflix?

Is Father Stu on Netflix?

Updated on November 14, 2022 17:04 PM by Ella Bina

Father Stu” is a biographical drama film in 2022, directed and written by Rosalind Ross. Based on a real story, the movie stars Mark Wahlberg, who shows a boxer-turned-priest named Stuart, long due to suffering from inclusion body myositis. At the time of Holy Week, it will be released on April 13, 2022, in the United States. The film has received various reviews from critics and earned $21.6 Million worldwide from its $4 Million production outlay.

Father Stu Storyline: A foul-mouthed amateur boxer Stuart Long who hails from Helena, Montana, has been trapped in a troubled relationship with his alcoholic father and mother. His brother, Stephen, passed away at six, which caused a gap in the family and his parents to be intimidating about religion. He shifted to Los Angeles to work as a superstore clerk when he was eager to introduce himself in the category of an acting career in the 1980s. Though, he ended up being a Catholic priest. The movie expresses a shifting Christian message but is an R-rated movie for strong language. As he played the character of Long, his parents played Jacki Weaver and Mel Gibson. 

Cast members

  • “Mark Wahlberg” – Stu’s Long as Father Stuart.  
  • “Mel Gibson” – Estranged father of Stu as Willian ‘Bill’ Long
  • “Jacki Weaver” – Stu’s mother, Kathleen Long
  • “Aaron Moten” – As ham
  • “Teresa Ruiz” – As Carmen
  • “Cody fern” – As Jacob
  • “Jack Kehler” – As Curtis 
  • “Carlos Legal” – As Father Garcia
  • “Niko Nicotera” – As Barfly
  • "Malcolm McDowell” – As Monsignor Kelly
  • “Annet Mahendru” – As Virgin Mary

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Genre: Biography, Drama 

Critics’ Response: From the review of Rotten Tomatoes, Father Stu has got a rating of 42% based on 120 public opinions at an average rate of 5.3 out of 10. The critics of the website consensus state, “Mark Wahlberg is a hard-working fellow yet miscast in the movie; raises an issue if the film blunders its real-based story”. With indicating an average or a mixed review, it voted 40 out of 100 on Metacritic. On CinemaScore, it gave an “A” grade on the scale from A+ to F. Richard Roeper rated the film 3/4, stating, “Father Stu didn’t break any new ground of the biopic game though it is a worthy and solid real-life based story”.

Release Date: April 5, 2022 (in Cinemark Helena) and April 13, 2022 (in the United States)


  • IMDb – 6.5/10 
  • Rotten Tomatoes – 42% 
  • Metacritic – 40 
  • Times of India – 3.5/5
  • PostTrak – 91% 
    Mark Wahlberg acts in the movie called “Father Stu” and is considered one of the most creative producers and actors nowadays. It features an Oscar nominee for his extraordinary performance behind and in front of the Camera, exploring the extraordinary journey of one’s man turning from a boxing ring to a priesthood. It is produced and starred by the most demanding actors who made the film above the notch by winning over the hearts of several viewers

Father Stu: Is It Streaming Online?

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Father Stu is planned to be released in movie theatres on April 13, 2022. It made its world debut in the hometown of Long in Helena, Montana, on April 5, 2022. As of now, you can watch the movie in your nearby theatres. No fixed release date was declared, but it might have appeared in June 2022. 
Alongside, Father Stu may be available on Netflix as Sony has signed a contract assuring the streaming service of 2022, which guarantees exclusive to get done the ‘pay one window’ with its streaming rights. If the current trends come into action, the estimated Netflix date will be confirmed in 2023. 
Apart from this, Sony has also agreed with Disney to air its films on Hulu and Disney+ by being a part of ‘pay 2 Window’ streaming rights and extend the due date of ‘Father Stu’ to the latter half of 2023.  

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Father Stu: Where To Watch The Movie?

A Rosalind Ross-directed movie, Father Stu, will be released by Sony Pictures exclusively in theatres on April 2022. Yet, it has to make its free debut on Hulu or Netflix streaming platforms. Though, it is available to buy or rent either in-store or online. For your convenience, you can rent the film through various online platforms via Vudu, YouTube, Google Play, and Amazon Prime Video for $5.99. 
Aside from that, you can also rent out from other online stores Blu-ray and DVDs at Walmart, Amazon, Apple TV+, Best Buy, and Target for $20 only. Sony pictures primarily partner with Disney+, Hulu, and Netflix. Hence, the film will likely be released on these three streaming services.

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Father Stu: Is It Available on Netflix? 

If you’re wondering for Father Stu is on Netflix or not? Then, the answer is a Big YES. It is available. Since September 16, 2022, the movie can now be watched on Netflix without any hindrances. Additionally, to the 2022 films, you can watch various Wahlberg movies on the same platform, including Spenser Confidential, Four Brothers, Me Time, and The Other Guys. Also, a few inspiring and religious movies similar to Father Stu appear on Streaming platforms like Gifted hands and God Calling. 
The movie of Father Stu is planned to air on Netflix after its theatrical release. “Sony and Netflix” have made a new deal where Sony is about to release on Netflix via Pay 1 window, which starts nine months after the movie's release. Due to the short time , the movie will appear on Netflix by January 2023 though it dropped before. 

 Father Stu: Is It on Netflix Internationally?

Of course, Yes. But apart from the United States, it still needs to confirm its regional specifics. Various regions of Netflix, including Canada, the United Kingdom, and some parts of Europe, are likely to show a new Sony release in or approximately after two years after doing its theatrical debut. In such cases, we can expect it to appear worldwide in 2023-24. It arrived on Netflix US within 156 days after April 13, 2022, keeping in mind the premiere date of September 16, 2022. 
Hence, the film is now streaming on Netflix through 2023 and early 2024. You must get ready, install the app and watch the thrilling show. Stay tuned with us!!  

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