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  • Summary: A depiction of the last 12 hours in the life of Jesus Christ as he is crucified in Jerusalem.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 43
  2. Negative: 9 out of 43
  1. 100
    This is not a sermon or a homily, but a visualization of the central event in the Christian religion. Take it or leave it.
  2. 75
    Stunning in its violence and fascinating in its ironbound focus.
  3. 75
    Powerfully moving and fanatically obtuse in equal doses. The typical star rating doesn't apply, because scenes range from classic to poor and all stops in between.
  4. The Passion of the Christ should have left audiences in a state of exaltation. Instead it just leaves audiences exhausted.
  5. Did it move me? And the answer is no. I thought it has a certain ghoulish, voyeuristic fascination, but I found it strangely remote and uninvolving on both emotional and spiritual levels.
  6. On its own, apart from whatever beliefs a viewer might bring to it, The Passion of the Christ never provides a clear sense of what all of this bloodshed was for, an inconclusiveness that is Mr. Gibson's most serious artistic failure.
  7. If I were a Christian, I'd be appalled to have this primitive and pornographic bloodbath presume to speak for me.

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Score distribution:
  1. Jul 29, 2011
    10
    James Caviezel Was The Best Jesus EVER EVER.Music By John Debney Was Beyond Brilliant.Mel Gibson is A Filmmaker On Par With Scorcese Overall The Passion Of Christ Is Truly A Great Film .The Greatest

    10/10.
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  2. Mar 21, 2013
    10
    This film depicts what Jesus went through to be the final sacrifice for mankind. Jesus was tortured and crucified so man could be forgiven of sin. Jesus died so man could once again have a personal relationship with God. John 3:16 says it all:

    For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
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  3. Jul 15, 2011
    10
    Im sorry but 47/100 on Critic Reviews? C'mon people! This was, and still remains, as a classic film about the true nature of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. This film will not only bring you to tears, but put a smile on your face once you realize that one man put his own life on the line for us. Christian or non-Christian, you need to see this film. Now. Expand
  4. May 26, 2012
    7
    I love how the movie stayed true to the events in the Bible. But sadly as a Roman Catholic, it didn't move me the way I wanted it to be and it really disappoints me. But nevertheless, it really teaches me that we must appreciate what Jesus Christ did, because all he did is to sacrifice for the sake of the human race. Also, because of the brutal events of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ in the movie, it made me realize that we need to give Him something in return by US following His Commandments and by loving one another even your mortal enemies............... Expand
  5. Oct 26, 2010
    6
    this movie tells the life of Jesus Christ in the most gory way, but this isn't a bad movie. the score was good and the acting was decent.
  6. Aug 25, 2011
    1
    The film is so focused on Christ's death and how violent and terrible it was, that the film loses any kind of heart and simply becomes about guilt. Essentially, The Passion is the biggest guilt trip in history. The film offers no insight as to what Christ's death taught any of his followers, and simply tells it's viewer that Christ died for them, and now they have to earn it like in Saving Private Ryan. Nothing is learned, and only guilt is felt. Expand
  7. Dec 3, 2013
    0
    to quote south park "if you wanna be Christian, that's cool but you should focus on what jesus taught instead of how he got killed. focusing on how he got killed is what people did in the dark ages, and it ends up with really bad results." so I don't recommend this movie- actually no its not a movie. its torture porn. Expand

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