Il Vangelo Secondo Matteo (The Gospel According to St. Matthew) Reviews

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TV Guide's Movie Guide
July 30, 2003
Unconventional and very moving.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
May 30, 2003
seen with 2003 eyes, Pasolini's work presents only the letter of the gospel and leaves out its spiritual essence
Full Review | Original Score: C

Film4
May 24, 2003
Pasolini's arresting, profoundly reverential piece tells the story of the life of Jesus in a neo-realist style, employing stark, sometimes beautiful black-and-white photography, and a cast of non-professional actors who are on the whole admirable.
Jeremy Heilman
MovieMartyr.com
November 17, 2002
The slightly uncomfortable close-ups that dominate [it] place the audience in a position where they're closer than they might have ever expected to be to the towering Biblical figures that dominate the Passion play.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
what Pasolini's simple, bleak vision proves is that small and spare is really no more effective than glorious and overblown when trying to adapt the Gospels to the screen
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
October 22, 2006
| Original Score: 4/5
Boyd van Hoeij
european-films.net
June 10, 2006
| Original Score: 5/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
August 4, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
July 15, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
April 8, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 27, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
David Poland
Hot Button
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
July 24, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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February 23, 2012
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March 26, 2009
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Glyphs Film Guide
January 1, 2000
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