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Jesus Christ Superstar Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
December 30, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Renee Schonfeld
Common Sense Media
April 1, 2015
Dated, unconventional rock opera has some violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
February 28, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
January 1, 2000
Jesus Christ Superstar makes a better musical than a movie.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 11, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
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Don Druker
Chicago Reader
March 19, 2008
The music quickly becomes monotonous, and the operatic dialogue is silly right from the start.
David Parkinson
Empire Magazine
March 19, 2008
If it weren't for Lost Horizon, this would have gone down in history as the Worst Musical of 1973.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

Film4
May 24, 2003
[A] rather tedious, if flamboyant affair.
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
Despite the 'impressive' desert locations and an array of tanks (to represent the ills of modern militarism), it's still staged like a student revue.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
March 19, 2008
Yvonne Elliman is electrifying as Mary Magdalene, and Carl Anderson couldn't have been better as Judas; but Ted Neeley as Jesus is more whiny than heroic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
Jewison, a director of large talent, has taken a piece of commercial shlock and turned it into a Biblical movie with dignity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
Beth Accomando
KPBS.org
March 13, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
June 14, 2003
Overall: Some good songs, some interesting choreography, and some utterly forgotten actors.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 9, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
February 13, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
June 14, 2003
Like a baptism by fire, Jesus Christ Superstar rarely leaves the viewer in lukewarm waters
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Mark Sells
Oregon Herald
August 18, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Gerry Shamray
Your Movies (cleveland.com)
February 7, 2003
Ted Neeley is great but the film never rises to the material.
| Original Score: 3/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
September 4, 2003
Flawed, but still worthwhile film of the show.
| Original Score: 4/5
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