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The Body (2001)

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In this religious drama concerning the struggle between science and faith, Olivia Williams plays Sharon Golban, an Israeli archeologist who discovers a skeleton within a tomb in Jerusalem. After an intensive study and the accumulation of more information, the bones begin to resemble the remains of Jesus Christ. At this news, the Vatican decides to send a young priest, Rev. Matt Gutierrez (Antonio Banderas), to investigate the problem and make sure the scientist's findings do not cause a stir.

PG-13,

Drama

Jonas McCord

Jul 3, 2001

Lions Gate

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All Critics (22) | Top Critics (5) | Fresh (2) | Rotten (13) | DVD (7)

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

June 10, 2004
New Times

All we've got for most of the picture is philosophy, something which doesn't work very well on the silver screen.

November 7, 2003
Greenwich Village Gazette

"The Body" posits a truly fascinating and thought-provoking idea and then wraps it in absurdity.

December 4, 2001 Full Review Source: Baseline.Hollywood.com
Baseline.Hollywood.com

Vividly conveys the explosive mix of faith, passion, and politics in Jerusalem.

April 20, 2001 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

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.
April 10, 2007
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Has a twist ending! Good movie to start a Christianity vs Atheism debate.
August 27, 2011
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Great premise, but wasted.
March 22, 2008
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