THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST

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Release Date: February 25, 2004

Starring: Jim Caviezel, Maia
Morgenstern, Monica Belluci,
Hristo Jovkov, Hristo Shopov,
and Rosalinda Celentano

Genre: Drama

Audience: Teenagers and adults

Rating: R

Runtime: To Be Determined

Distributor: New Market Film Group

Director: Mel Gibson

Executive Producer: Enzo Sisti

Producer: Mel Gibson, Bruce Davey, and
Stephen McEveety

Writer: Benedict Fitzgerald and Mel
Gibson BASED ON: The Bible

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Content:

(CCC, BBB, L, VVV, M) Very strong Christian worldview with very strong biblical, moral content; one light obscenity; extreme violence showing what Jesus Christ suffered for our sins; upper male nudity; and, all the vile acts of Judas, Pilate, and the Pharisees.

GENRE: Historical Gospel

Summary:

THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST, Mel Gibson’s masterpiece, covers the time period from the Garden of Gethsemane to the Cross and beyond. The movie goes beyond most Passion Plays to highlight in stark, dark, and intense terms the spiritual warfare raging around Jesus Christ during His Passion. It is a must-see movie, beautifully directed and powerfully acted.

Review:

THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST, Mel Gibson’s masterpiece, covers the time period from the Garden of Gethsemane to the Cross and beyond. The movie goes beyond most Passion Plays to highlight in stark, dark, and intense terms the spiritual warfare raging around Jesus Christ during His Passion. It is a must-see movie, beautifully directed and powerfully acted.

In Brief:

Mel Gibson’s THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST covers the time period from the Garden of Gethsemane to the Cross and beyond. Going beyond most Passion Plays, it highlights in stark, dark, intense terms the spiritual warfare raging around Jesus Christ during His Passion. The first scene has Jesus weeping in the Garden of Gethsemane, as Satan, an androgynous figure accompanied by a snake, tries to tempt Jesus away from his destiny on the cross. When Jesus arises, he stomps on the head of the serpent. Quickly, Judas leads the temple guards into the garden to arrest Jesus. From that point, the brutal treatment of the Messiah is shown in stark detail.



THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST is a must-see movie, beautifully directed, powerfully acted, and with terrific sound. Filmed in Latin and Aramaic, THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST has a foreign sensibility. The violence and the glee of the Romans who were scourging Jesus highlight the demonic quality of the battle Jesus was fighting. Those who see it will understand, perhaps for the first time, the price that Jesus paid to forgive us our sins. This is real grace, not cheap grace.