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  • Summary: The story of Jesus' life as recounted by His disciple John, this three-hour epic feature film draws its audience into antiquity by way of meticulous recreation, including an original musical score complete with instrumental sounds of the time. (ThinkFilm)

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. 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.
  2. 80
    It aims simply to relate a great and enveloping story -- one that may lead us to ponder the things that unite (rather than distance) peoples of differing belief systems, and may compel us to marvel at the many wonderful and horrible endeavors undertaken in the name of religion.
  3. This is an ideal straight-ahead version of Jesus's story, built around Christopher Plummer's offscreen narration, for people who don't already know all the details and can't follow all of "The Passion of the Christ" without a synopsis.
  4. 50
    In the wake of T"he Passion Of The Christ," the three-hour chore takes on some positive qualities it wouldn't have had otherwise.
  5. 50
    Not a triumph or a tragedy, but faithful to its subject matter. And faithful, in this case, seems fitting.
  6. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    38
    The Gospel of John is to "The Passion of the Christ" as tap water is to parboiled sacramental wine.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. JacobF.
    Aug 22, 2005
    10
    Just see it...you'll get it.
  2. JaredB.
    Jan 17, 2007
    10
    This film is amazing! The acting, writing, direction, and production design were all brilliant. Henry Ian Cusick gives a terrific performance This film is amazing! The acting, writing, direction, and production design were all brilliant. Henry Ian Cusick gives a terrific performance as Jesus. I would have to say that He's even better than Jim Caviezel, and that's saying a lot. If you haven't seen this film, I very highly recommend it. Collapse
  3. AFS.
    Jun 5, 2007
    10
    Great film makes the unique character of this Gospel come through. Too bad few other films take this purist approach. Convincing acting, good Great film makes the unique character of this Gospel come through. Too bad few other films take this purist approach. Convincing acting, good cast. We need more like it. Expand
  4. 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 toThe 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. Expand
  5. Dec 16, 2014
    10
    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 BibleThis 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. Expand
  6. Sep 7, 2013
    0
    It sucks, don't get it. Don't watch. Don't look at it. Just don't.................................................................................

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