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8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16

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  1. Feb 13, 2014
    10
    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
    0
    It sucks, don't get it. Don't watch. Don't look at it. Just don't.................................................................................
Metascore
52

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
    80
    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.