The Passion of the Christ

2004 "By his wounds, we were healed."
7.2| 2h7m| R| en

A graphic portrayal of the last twelve hours of Jesus of Nazareth's life.


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ThiefHott Too much of everything
Evengyny Thanks for the memories!
WasAnnon Slow pace in the most part of the movie.
Haven Kaycee It is encouraging that the film ends so strongly.Otherwise, it wouldn't have been a particularly memorable film
kxyang Seriously, if Jesus knew when to shut his big mouth, he wouldn't have gotten tortured and killed. He was warned many times to stop yapping nonsense but he continued and continued. I truly believe the Jews must have thought that Jesus was mentally stupid and decided to kill him. Jesus' followers (who were probably not right in the head also) decided to write a book about him and make up stuff that he apparently can do (even though the laws of nature would prevent him to do almost all of his stunts). This movie barely has a plot. If you enjoy watching Jesus get beaten down for almost 2 hours, then this movie is for you. I enjoy seeing Jesus get beaten up, but for 2 hours it gets boring. The true master of the world Satan barely gets a role in this movie. Satan has character, Jesus was just a one trick pony in this movie. Jesus never changes from the beginning until the end, he just goes around saying "I am the son of the God in heaven," which really annoyed the Jews and that is why they slaughtered him.The only good thing are the special effects, the "Freddy Kruegar" claw that Jesus gets whipped with is a pretty cool effect, the acting is good, and the directing by Mel is great. Too bad this movie is barely a movie. It is just a propaganda device used to milk religious peoples' wallets dry, and for them to go around and force feed this nonsense into modern society.Bad Movie, but great acting and directing.
rattsbreath "Socrates taught forty years, Plato fifty, and Aristotle forty. Jesus' public ministry lasted less than three years, yet the influence of His life far outweighs the combined 130 years of the three greatest philosophers of all antiquity."
DerekB I'll preface this review by saying that I'm not a religious man myself, but I plan to review this film with an open mind and look at it for what it is.We all know the story of how Jesus lived and died, but to see it portrayed in live action is a completely different experience. That said, if you have a weak stomach, this isn't the movie for you as it doesn't shy away from showing horrific scenes of torture.The acting, sound design, and special effects are all top-notch, which leads to an incredibly immersive experience. The only problem with this is that the presentation can sometimes detract from the storytelling despite how well it would have otherwise been.Regardless of one or two hiccups that would be somewhat of a spoiler to mention, I would recommend The Passion of the Christ to those who think they can handle it regardless of their religion or lack there of.
John Thompson I must conclude that the 7.2 rating for this movie as i am writing this is mostly due to people upset with Mel Gibson himself. The film as far as films go is a masterpiece. Truly amazing! That is saying a lot since I think most films of the past 20 years are awful. The budget for this picture was 30 million and it earned 620-700 million just in box office sales. There is a reason for that, the movie is great. If you are not religiously bound or simply anti-Gibson then you are in for a treat. 10+ stars!!