Metascore
44

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 13
  2. Negative: 4 out of 13
  1. 30
    There's no character work here, no interesting reinterpretations of a classic text, no inspired acting. Just cardboard characters surrounded by CGI frippery.
  2. Reviewed by: Glenn Garvin
    Mar 4, 2013
    20
    With the pace of a music video, the characterizations of a comic book and the political-correctness quotient of a Berkeley vegetarian commune this production makes Cecil B. DeMille look like a sober theologian.
  3. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Mar 1, 2013
    30
    The result is a mini-series full of emoting that does not register emotionally, a tableau of great biblical moments that doesn’t convey why they’re great.
  4. Reviewed by: Dalton Ross
    Feb 28, 2013
    33
    [A] cheesefest miniseries.
User Score
4.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 61 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 21
  2. Negative: 12 out of 21
  1. May 1, 2013
    0
    There are so many thing wrong with the show i CBA to explain
  2. 007
    Mar 5, 2013
    5
    The entire Bible itself, is a book that cannot be covered in the realm of a medium. There will be omissions and changes made to have a more Hollywood type of a plot. This series is produced by The History Channel, and will (by no doubt) try to "Americanize" it by adding more drama and forced conflict to the already well written story. It appears that they have spent more time on their other new series "Vikings", than have spent on the old and new testaments. It's a pity to say, I would rather watch a show on Vikings, than I would on the Bible. Shame. Full Review »
  3. Mar 11, 2013
    2
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. Historically inaccurate, incredibly biased, poorly written. Much like the book upon which it's based, and the target audience, it cherry-picks what it wants you to know and shovels all the bad parts under the rug to pretend they never existed. Certainly does not belong on the History channel.

    Also, Jesus dies at the end.
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