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The Body (2001)




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Movie Info

A catholic priest investigates an archaeological discovery in the Middle East of a crucified body believed to be the remains of Jesus Christ.more
Rating: PG-13 (for some violent sequences and brief language)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Jonas McCord
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 3, 2001
Lions Gate


Antonio Banderas
as Father Matt Gutierre...
Olivia Williams
as Sharon Golban
Derek Jacobi
as Father Lavelle
Jason Flemyng
as Father Walter Winste...
John Shrapnel
as Moshe Cohen
John Wood
as Cardinal Pesci
Makram Khoury
as Nasir Hamid
Ian McNeice
as Dr. Sproul
Mohammed Bakri
as Abu Yusef
Mohammad Bakri
as Aby Yusef
Sami Samir
as Achmel
Ariel Horowitz
as Reb Necheal
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Critic Reviews for The Body

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (5)

Full Review… | April 20, 2001
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Full Review… | April 19, 2001
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | August 15, 2002
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | April 26, 2001
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

A heartfelt and powerful examination of faith that no serious student or enthusiast of theology or philosophy should miss

June 10, 2004
New Times

Audience Reviews for The Body


Antonio Banderas is a priest sent by the Vatican to verify the remains of a body thought to be that of Christ. Cue half-arsed discussions on theology, much hand wringing and some cobblers about arab terrorists who want to kidnap the bag of bones for reasons not explained. In turns dull and absurd, it's nothing but a dreary workmanlike thriller that's poorly directed and cheap looking. A waste of time.

xGary Xx

Super Reviewer

Has a twist ending! Good movie to start a Christianity vs Atheism debate.

Sean Gillespie

Super Reviewer


Great premise, but wasted.

Anthony Valletta

Super Reviewer

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