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The Passion of The Christ Mel Gibson's well-publicized production The Passion of the Christ concerns the last 12 hours in the life of Jesus of Nazareth. The dialogue is spoken in the ancient Aramaic language, along with Latin and Hebrew. In the Garden of Gethsemane near the Mount of Olives, Jesus (James Caviezel) is betrayed by Judas Iscariot (Luca Lionello). Jesus is condemned to death for blasphemy and brought before Pontius Pilate (Hristo Naumov Shopov), the Roman governor of Judea, for sentencing. The roaring crowd demand his death, so Pilate orders his crucifixion. Jesus is severely beaten and made to carry his cross up to Golgotha, the hill outside Jerusalem, where he is nailed to the cross. Romanian theatrical actress Maia Morgenstern plays Mary, Mother of God, and Italian superstar Monica Bellucci plays Mary Magdalene. Amid much controversy involving Gibson and various religious organizations, The Passion of the Christ received an international theatrical release in February of 2004. In March 2005, Gibson released an unrated version of the film, dubbed The Passion Recut, that eliminated five to six minutes of the more graphic scenes of flogging and crucifixion. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi
Posted by: Jerm73 from: RIverside, CA on
While difficult to watch, this an important film for every Christian to see. For non-Christians, it is important to to also study the earlier work of Chirst before viewing. This will help put the sacrifice shown in the film into context.
Note: Extremely negative reviews are often posted by those who have not seen the film and object to honest portrayals of Christ regardless of the quality the production.
29 out of 30 found this review helpful.
Posted by: from: Norwalk, CT on
Beautifully filmed, well acted, and feels very authentic with the use of Aramaic, Latin and Hebrew dialogue (with subtitles). Some scenes are violent and difficult to watch, but this is an important movie for and Christian to see.
24 out of 25 found this review helpful.
Posted by: dawg818 from: Cleveland, Ohio on
This is an amazing movie about Jesus. It is sad at parts but very historical.
21 out of 23 found this review helpful.
Posted by: mpatton from: Flat Rock, MI on
This movie details the story of Jesus Christ at the point where he is taken and scourged and judged to be crucified. Excellent movie. May be difficult to watch because of the intense and graphic scenes of whipping, torture ect... Heartwrenching, but essential to anyone that wants to have an ideal what Christ had to endure for the forgiveness of our sins. Highly recommend!
18 out of 21 found this review helpful.
a very well done movie
Posted by: Ironlung from: Long Beach, CA on
this is one of those films that really touch your heart and to kind of know what really happen and also it was directed by an icon mr. mel gibson need i say more
5 out of 6 found this review helpful.
Deeper than other films
Posted by: TLR1 from: California on
He portrays the feelings surrounded with hs death. The agony, pain, and suffering Jesus went through to get his meesage across. I am glad he made this film.
4 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Posted by: benjamyn47 from: Bellingham, WA on
Very well-made movie. While many don't like the focus of the movie, I find it quite necessary. Everyone has some idea of who Jesus was, but the concept of what he did for us is often lost.
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
Compelling Movie, Quality blu-ray
Posted by: TimothyDon from: Queens, NY on
Whether you're a Christian or not, "The Passion of the Christ" is undeniably powerful cinema. This blu-ray is the best the movie has ever looked and sounded and it's revealing by way the special features.
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
2 thumbs up
Posted by: SeanAlana from: on
The best movie made about our Savior Jesus Christ.
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
AWESOME BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Posted by: Advent2060 from: Chicago on
I enjoy watching the background information discs about the cross as a punishment, the languages, and the putting together of the stage and the actors and actress more than watching the movie itself. I believe Mel Gibson received divine aid in making the film. May God bless him and all the people who played a part in making this remarkable film about the suffering of the Savior of the fallen human race. It is well for us to spend an hour a day to contemplate the life of Christ, especially its closing scenes.