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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 616 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Feel The Transformation!

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    motionstories
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    This film moves at an incredibly, almost unbearable slow pace. However, the ending makes it all worthwhile. By the time the viewers reach the end of the film, even the unbelievers will start to doubt their unbelief. This story gives the observer a first hand look at the journey of a Roman Tribune from unbelief in the Messiah, to forsaking his Roman citizenship and all the earthly riches that come with it, in pursuit of his new found belief in a "Risen" savior. I can truthfully say this film had a positive effect on my faith in Jesus Christ as my savior. A faith based movie with high production values worthy of the subject.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie

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    fairbairn
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    I very much enjoyed this movie. Both from a subject matter and for the quality. The premise of the film is quite good - killing and resurrection of Christ, as told by a non-believing Roman solider. As a believer, I very much enjoyed the film. The UHD presentation was great. I thought the use of HDR was well done here, especially with the number of outdoor/bright scenes. The WCG use was also quite good, even though the tone was slightly muted (they are in a desert after all). The audio was pretty good too. There's no need really for a lot of special effects in this film, so the surround was effective for what was needed.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Surprisingly good movie

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    rprgirl
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    While a fictional story set in biblical times, this is a well-done and respectful movie. The acting is very good and the story moves at a great pace. Both people watching from a religious or non-religious viewpoint will enjoy this film. Joseph Fiennes is an excellent lead as a Roman officer tasked with solving the mystery of what happened to Jesus' body after the crucifixion so as to disprove rumors of a risen Messiah. Whatever your religious affiliation, this movie will have you thinking and pondering the questions it raises. This is a great new Easter movie to add to your collection.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Surprisingly Good

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    Drew5
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    This movie was one that I did not know if it would be good or even worth my attention. It turns out, it is a very interesting perspective of the events of Jesus' death and the following days. It is something that will not be considered Biblical, but it is something to get the mind going. This was good overall movie. The acting was well done. The soundtrack was good. The only reason it lost a star was that it was sometimes chaotic in how it showed events. It would have been nice to have a slightly more solidified chronology.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Another Perspective

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    bklyn194
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    Risen is a refreshing retelling of the story of the crucifixion and resurrection. Seen through the eyes of a war and world weary Roman officer, it is never irreverent and always interesting. Joseph Fiennes is excellent as Clavius, the Roman tribune who sees things that he cannot, at first, understand or accept but whose journey with the Disciples leads him to question all that he believes. The supporting cast is very good as well. This is a movie that holds up on repeat viewing and I highly recommend it.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    How a pagan worshiper finds faith & pursues it.

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    Magana1
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    I’ve read and seen many stories about the mesiah but Risen tops most. Other than the movie “Ben Hur” Risen is pretty close to being my favorite. It tells a story of a soldier in the Roman army who has to find out about the “Mesiah” Hebrews are worshipping as the son of God. Through his search he discovers uncomprehendable events so he leaves the army in persuit of the truth. A very good tale or nonfiction story about Jesus ... cleverly done. It’s a good movie for all.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Interesting alternate take on resurrection story

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    Jess
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    Firstly, Joseph Fiennes (as Tribune Clavius) is terrific in this. The story, which follows a Roman tribune as he tries to track down Jesus' body & followers after the resurrection, is well thought out and plays like a (good) police procedural at the beginning. The acting is pretty solid for the most part, though some of the disciples are jarringly hokey. The final conversation between Jesus and Clavius felt a bit short and unsatisfying. Overall a strong film, however, and worthy of watching.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The story of Roman soldier Clavius

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    Devina
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    This movie tells the story of the Roman soldier, Clavius which was excellently portrayed by Joseph Fiennes. It shows the perspective of Jesus' death on a Roman perspective and the journey he went through until finally realizing who Jesus is. It isn't focused on the story of Jesus, and that is what gave it an interesting perspective. It also is visually stunning and absolutely well acted. It is a movie that both believers of Christianity and those who doesn't believe will appreciate and enjoy watching.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie for Anyone

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    Glenn
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    In my opinion, many Christian themed movies are kind of corny. But "Risen" is not. It's a high quality and very interesting look at what it might have been like from the perspective of a non-believing Roman Centurian during the time of the crucifixion of Jesus (Yeshua). The actors are top quality. Everyone I've watched it with so far has really enjoyed it.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great version!

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    analogkidjeff
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    I thoroughly enjoyed this movie and especially appreciated the viewpoint of the Roman Tribune. I could hear it fine and thought it had a gritty, realistic view of what life was like back then. There is some artistic license on its treatment of Christ’s life - they placed events that took place prior to the crucifixion after Jesus rose from the dead. I did not find this distracting although it was quite obvious. Overall it was excellent.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great companion to The Robe (1953)

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    Spec
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    A fictional story, based on facts in biblical times. Good acting and the story is well paced. Friends watching, even from a non-religious viewpoint, found this film interesting. A Roman officer must discover what happened to Jesus' body after the crucifixion, to dispel rumors of a risen Messiah. This movie will stimulate your thinking with the questions it raises.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Loosely based on the Bible

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    pawpaw
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    Pretty good movie. I kinda chuckled at the consternation of the Romans , unable to find Christs body, but the smile faded as I saw the dead bodies of all the Jews . Kind of sobering , as it brought home to me the more recent tradegy of the WWII concentration camps . All in all , it was very well done. For purists , it may not do, for me it brought home the teachings of the New Testament. I'll watch it again.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great movie for believers in Christ!

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    BigDog01
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    Great 4K video of a very inspiring movie. The video and audio are really satisfying. Saw this film in the theater, but the audio seems clearer here. Even though it takes great liberties with the title character’s story, an uplifting and welcome change from today’s usual movie fare.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Different Take

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    Jackmusic
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    What an unusual, and pretty interesting, take on the life, Crucifixion, and Resurrection of Jesus as investigated by a Roman military officer. Trying to find evidence that the body of Jesus had been stolen he discovers a much different outcome, but only after a pretty good story line. I thought this movie was very well done and of course loved the mystery as it unfolded.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Interesing Perspective

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    I purchased the movie Risen [Blu-ray] to see how the story of Jesus Christ was going to be told, but it was really a story about a Roman soldier. The movie was well done and acting was good. If you are a believer, you will appreciate the film. I also would recommend it to non-believers, because it is filmed from a non-believer's perspective. It was interesting to see how that time was represented.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Another View

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    motorcitysportsfan
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    This was a very good movie, enjoyed it from start to finish. This story was told by a Roman soldier of high rank from his point of view. As he starts his journey to find the body of Christ and who may have taken it, he learns more about Christ than he wanted to know and he becomes a believer and goes out to tell others who will listen . Glad I bought this movie, worth seeing more than once.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Roman Point Of View About Jesus

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    TurbineTommy
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    Fiction of course, but wow, intriguing story of a Roman soldier's conversion after seeing the risen Christ (and talking with him) for himself. He was there at the crucifixion and confirmed the death of Jesus. Seeing someone dead and buried then seeing them alive shortly after would change the most committed skeptic to a 'believer'. Great film, great story and great dialogue.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A different viewpoint of what happened

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    MovieWatcher
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    I enjoyed this movie a lot. It was interesting to see a different viewpoint of what the resurrection of Christ looked like from the Roman perspective. There were things that I had never thought of (like when they sealed Christ's tomb) that they displayed. I have only really seen this portrayed from a Jewish perspective, and I enjoyed seeing it from a Roman perspective instead.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    New Perspective

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    wilyjohnj
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    First off, I'm a christian. so this is slanted. I enjoyed seeing the events of the crucifixion from the eyes of an unbeliever at the time of Christ. It was a compelling story done well, with good acting. I thought it showed the power of Christ to change a life. Although not much on faith. Over all a nice break from the swearing and nudity that so saturates everything today.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    AWESOME MOVIE!!

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    BRANDO
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    GREAT & AWESOME MOVIE FOR THOSE THAT LOVE GREAT CHRISTIAN MOVIES ON THE BIG SCREEN. YOU WILL LOVE THIS MOVIE IF YOU BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF OUR LORD & SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST. IF YOU WEREN'T A BELIEVER IN JESUS CHRIST, THEN THIS MOVIE WILL MAKE YOU BELIEVE IN HIM & RE-ASSURE YOU THAT THERE IS A HIGHER POWER IN THIS WORLD & THAT THERE IS A GOD & HIS NAME IS JESUS CHRIST...

    I would recommend this to a friend