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Overall Rating
2.32

Awesome: 18.18%
Worth A Look: 9.09%
Average: 0%
Pretty Bad: 31.82%
Total Crap40.91%

2 reviews, 10 user ratings


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Gospel of John, The
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by Greg Muskewitz

"Merely the audio book with moving images."
1 stars

“Word-for-word,” says the back of the press kit, “based on The Good News Bible.” In other words, the text of John’s gospel laboriously and tediously read aloud, narrated in a rumbling monotone by Christopher Plummer.

The filmmakers appear to front the excuse of accuracy for their unabridged storytelling, but it’s mere laziness; no longer is the audio book necessary, here instead we have moving images to go along with being read to. (Narrator: “Jesus turned, saw them following.” Jesus: “Who are you and why are you following me?” Or, an anonymous follower: “We have found the messiah!” Narrator: “This word means Christ.”) From what I saw, it looked as though the filmmakers went all out to get the look of the thing down, and it has carried on in word-of-mouth popularity along the Bible Belt, but I could only take 20 or 30-minutes (out of between 180 and 210-minutes) of being read to in condescension and unimaginative straightforwardness before I walked out. Directed by Philip Saville.

[Not to be bothered with.]

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User Comments

10/25/13 Doctor Mabuse "Complete" 3-hr. version a draggy rough cut. 2-hr. DVD is dynamic drama, solid filmmaking. 4 stars
2/08/09 PAUL SHORTT ONE OF THE MOST RELIGIOUSLY SIGNIFICANT FILMS EVER MADE 5 stars
10/16/07 Mi This is an excellent, epic film with amazing music and outstanding performances 5 stars
8/18/07 christian terrible. why tell this story like this!!! the extras look like they are bored. 1 stars
12/19/06 Andrew Great movie. You're review is way off base. Cusick is a completely believeable Jesus. 4 stars
10/24/05 Amanda Excellent film. Long, yes, but for those not suffering from ADD, it's well-acted and moving 5 stars
4/20/04 Wendy Jones UNHOLY RIPOFF! Boycott this $55 DVD! Read the book instead! 2 stars
3/06/04 Pat Hudson Went to the himalayas.Awesome. Younger members of the group said they were cold and bored.. 5 stars
3/04/04 Star-Crosser Stick with "Passion". Even bible-freaks will be inimpressed by this. 1 stars
2/21/04 Brian quick! the passion comes out next week! get us another jesus flick! 1 stars
IF YOU'VE SEEN THIS FILM, RATE IT!
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USA
  26-Sep-2003 (PG-13)
  DVD: 15-Mar-2005

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Australia
  02-Dec-2003




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