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Universal acclaim- based on 18 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 15 out of 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18
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  1. Feb 13, 2014
    The Gospel of John vividly portrays, word for word from the Gospel according to John, the life of Jesus from the beginning of his mission to the time just before his ascension into heaven. Superb acting, sets, costumes, and more importantly the Son of Man's message of hope comes across in terms we all can understand.
  2. Sep 7, 2013
    It sucks, don't get it. Don't watch. Don't look at it. Just don't.................................................................................
  3. Dec 16, 2014
    This is an outstanding movie of Jesus' life. It is word for word from the Good News translation Bible, which is a good thing to do in a Bible movie. The acting and sets were very good, and it was a refreshing movie when compared to many other movies about Jesus' life. I would say the portrayal of Jesus is very good, and it was played with a lot of passion to honor His life story.

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. This well-made epic boasts carefully researched production values and the talents of classically trained actors, but by literally playing it by the book, the picture loses something dramatic in the translation.
  2. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    Dramatically powerful, surprising in its strong narrative differences from previous cinematic tellings of "the greatest story" and bold in the extent to which it presents Jesus as a confrontational and threatening figure in the Judean context of the time.
  3. Altogether too faithful to its source. The makers of this ponderously middlebrow Canadian production have re-created the Gospel of John in its pristine entirety -- word for word, miracle for miracle.