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The Visual Bible: The Gospel of John Reviews

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CT Staff
Christianity Today

The "Word made flesh" has now become the Word made visible. In an age of visuals, it might just attract many who would never take the time to read John's gospel.

| Original Score: 4/2

October 25, 2006
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...a mild, willfully inoffensive film focusing on Jesus' message of love.

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: B

December 26, 2004
Anthony Del Valle
Las Vegas Mercury

A slugglishly painful, uninteresting film that might be of value to New Testament students who don't like to read words unless they come with pictures.

Full Review Source: Las Vegas Mercury | Original Score: 1.5/5

November 7, 2004
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly

Whatever this is, it sure isn't cinema. There's no adaptation, no reconfiguration of the material from one medium to another.

Full Review

April 16, 2004
Erik Lundegaard
Seattle Times
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It's a straightforward, unimaginative narrative, and thus not very memorable.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2/4

April 2, 2004
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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The sad truth is that director Philip Saville and writer John Goldsmith have made a picture book rather than a film, one that leans so heavily on Christopher Plummer's placid voice-over narration as to be cinematically inert.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 1.5/4

April 2, 2004
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

Henry Ian Cusick creates a persuasive Jesus, a savior as happy as often as he is solemn.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

April 2, 2004
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

An artful, well-made production.

| Original Score: 7/10

April 1, 2004
Lou Carlozo
Chicago Tribune
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Events unfold as chronological vignettes, and there's little room for screenwriter John Goldsmith to reimagine scenes to mine their full dramatic potential.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

April 1, 2004
Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife

Despite claims to the contrary, The Gospel does come off as a three-hour long Sunday School lesson.

Full Review Source: Las Vegas CityLife

March 11, 2004
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

Emphasis on maintaining the text 'as is' universally renders the effort into an essentially passionless Bible story

Full Review Source: Old School Reviews | Original Score: C-

February 15, 2004
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews

as for the text itself that has the Jews egging Pilate on, well, it is what it is. And that would be less than philo-semetic.

Full Review Source: Killer Movie Reviews | Original Score: 2/5

February 15, 2004
Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
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Turns out to be surprisingly robust.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

February 13, 2004
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

The performances are flat and lifeless (Cusick may look the part, but he has no real charisma), and even Christopher Plummer, as narrator, is less than lively, reading in an all too reverent monotone, suggesting even he's having a hard time staying awake.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City | Original Score: 2/4

February 13, 2004
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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I found this Gospel long, dull and, for the most part, acted without apparent inspiration.

| Original Score: C+

February 13, 2004
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

Sunday school by way of traffic school.

Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 1.5/4

February 13, 2004
Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic
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Although it might test the patience of the non-believer, for those who take their Christianity seriously, this probably is worth seeing.

| Original Score: 3.5/5

February 12, 2004
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com

All due respect to the Bible, but just because a book is good doesn't mean it can be transferred directly to the screen without some streamlining, adapting and adjusting.

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: D

February 7, 2004
Steven Spearie
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)

In the end, The Gospel of John opts for safe ground. Jesus' lines are delivered with Shakespearean flair and the villains are all familiar.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

January 23, 2004
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

A word-for-word adaptation of the New Testament book ... Nothing was added and nothing was omitted.

| Original Score: 3/4

January 15, 2004
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