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Passion of the Christ, The (2004)

R 126 minutes

Directed by Mel Gibson
Written by Mel Gibson, Benedict Fitzgerald, & God

Starring
  James Caviezel
  Monica Bellucci
  Claudia Gerini & Maia Morgenstern

Drama


Synopsis: ADVERTISEMENT The Passion of The Christ is a film about the last twelve hours of Jesus of Nazareth's life. The film opens in the Garden of Olives (Gethsemane) where Jesus has gone to pray after the Last Supper. Jesus resists Satan's temptations. Betrayed by Judas Iscariot, Jesus is arrested and taken back to within the city walls of Jerusalem where the leaders of the Pharisees confront him with accusations of blasphemy and his results in a condemnations of death. Jesus is brought before Pilate, the Roman Governor of Palestine, who listens to the accusations leveled at him by the Pharisees. Realizing he is confronting a political conflict, Pilate defers to King Herod in the matter. Herod returns Jesus to Pilate who gives the crowd a choice between Jesus and the criminal Barabbas. The crowd chooses to have Barabbas set free and to condemn Jesus. Jesus is handed over to the Roman soldiers and flagellated. Unrecognizable now, he is brought back before Pilate, who presents him to the crowd as if to say "is this not enough?" It is not. Pilate washes his hands of the entire dilemma, ordering his men to do as the crowd wishes. Jesus is presented with the cross and is ordered to carry it through the streets of Jerusalem all the way up to Golgotha. On Golgotha, Jesus is nailed to the cross and undergoes his last temptation -- the fear that he has been abandoned by his Father. He overcomes his fear, looks at Mary, his Holy Mother, and makes the pronouncement which only she can fully understand, "it is accomplished." He then dies: "into Thy hands I commend my Spirit." At the moment of his death, nature itself overturns. -- Newmarket Films

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Reviews

AuthorDate SmartsPopcornCRD
T.C. 01 Mar 2004 40 35 375
Thom [QR] 20 Oct 2005 71 49 5922
Average: (2 Reviews) 55 42 4814

 

Statistics
Smarts Average:55%
Popcorn Average:42%
Combined Average:48%  Margin of Error:+/- 31%
Number of Reviews:2  Consensus:2 out of 2
Confidence:69%  Verdict:Undetermined

 

Merchandise

Mel Gibson's Passion (Full)

Amazon: $14.98
Passion of the Christ, The (Photography Book)

Amazon: $24.99
Passion of the Christ, The (Soundtrack)

Amazon: $8.98
Passion of the Christ, The (Wide)

Amazon: $19.98

 
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