More in-depth film festival coverage than any other website!
Home Reviews  Articles  Release Dates Coming Soon  DVD  Top 20s Criticwatch  Search
Public Forums  Festival Coverage  Contests About 

Overall Rating

Awesome: 0%
Worth A Look87.5%
Average: 0%
Pretty Bad: 0%
Total Crap: 12.5%

1 review, 2 user ratings

Latest Reviews

Tehran Taboo by Rob Gonsalves

Final Portrait by Rob Gonsalves

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story by Jay Seaver

Before We Vanish by Jay Seaver

Dear Dictator by Peter Sobczynski

Tomb Raider (2018) by Peter Sobczynski

Darken by Jay Seaver

Early Man by Jay Seaver

Beyond Skyline by Jay Seaver

Agent Mr. Chan by Jay Seaver

subscribe to this feed

NBC News Presents- The Last Days of Jesus
[] Buy posters from this movie
by Charles Tatum

"The Profit of the Prophet"
4 stars

Stone Phillips reports this one hour look at the last days of Jesus, conveniently released to capitalize on the success of "The Passion of the Christ."

Originally an episode of "Dateline NBC," Phillips talks to scholars and takes the viewer through the understood history of Jesus' last hours. The producers also take an interesting tact, as the renowned and learned scholars disagree with one another concerning the Gospels and their descriptions of what happened in Jerusalem. No one "wins" the arguments about whether there was really a Judas, or if Pontius Pilate really washed his hands.

The viewer's like or dislike of the DVD will depend on their personal belief system. If you do believe in God, you will agree with everything Bible based and boo the naysayers. If you do not believe in a Christian God, or are agnostic, then you will rally behind the other opinions concerning two thousand years of worship.

The extras on the DVD consist of other shorter reports concerning Jesus and God in our every day life. Do healing miracles happen today? Can science recreate the sensation of being with God? Or did God's presence merely trigger an affect on the brain? There are many questions to ponder here, but nothing too deep to become morose over.

NBC has done a good job of packaging the similar stories together. It is a shame that is must have been done in order to cash in on a successful film, but many Christians will take what they can get...except Peter Jennings' laughable three hour report on Jesus a few months back. I started giggling when one hit wonder Joan Osborne started asking "what if God were one of us?" on the soundtrack as the report tried desperately to be hip.

Either way, whether a testament of a messiah, or a cheap ploy to make some video bucks, you could rent or buy something worse- like "In Search of Historic Jesus"...or "Left Behind"...or...

link directly to this review at
originally posted: 09/03/04 23:55:52
[printer] printer-friendly format  

User Comments

4/05/17 R. Kidd Pure conjecture. Like many specious TV shows, it connects an odd sort of historical "dots" 1 stars
9/02/04 tatum Interesting, but released just to capitalize on "The Passion..." 4 stars
Note: Duplicate, 'planted,' or other obviously improper comments
will be deleted at our discretion. So don't bother posting 'em. Thanks!
Your Name:
Your Comments:
Your Location: (state/province/country)
Your Rating:

Discuss this movie in our forum

  02-Feb-2004 (NR)
  DVD: 31-Aug-2004



Directed by
  John Libretto
  Judith Farinet

Written by

  Stone Phillips

Home Reviews  Articles  Release Dates Coming Soon  DVD  Top 20s Criticwatch  Search
Public Forums  Festival Coverage  Contests About Australia's Largest Movie Review Database.
Privacy Policy | HBS Inc. | |   

All data and site design copyright 1997-2017, HBS Entertainment, Inc.
Search for
reviews features movie title writer/director/cast