The Last Temptation of Christ - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Last Temptation of Christ Reviews

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TIME Magazine
March 19, 2008
In an age of post-Christian facetiousness, Martin Scorsese's work daringly attempts to restore passion and melodrama to the Gospel story.
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Variety Staff
Variety
March 19, 2008
A film of challenging ideas, and not salacious provocations.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
March 19, 2008
Concentrating on the humanity and fallibility of Jesus in continual conflict with his divinity, the film falters as a contemporary statement mainly in its primitive view of women.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
A sincere, typically ambitious and imaginative work from America's most provocatively intelligent film-maker.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
What emerges most memorably is its sense of absolute conviction, never more palpable than in the final fantasy sequence that removes Jesus from the cross and creates for him the life of an ordinary man.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Among those who do not already have rigid views on the subject, this film is likely to inspire more serious thought on the nature of Jesus than any other ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
In spite of all [Scorsese] accomplishes, he is unable to bring Jesus close to us, to realize his stated goal of creating a universal figure who symbolizes the spiritual anguish of all men.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
There are too many epic moments and impassioned performances to dismiss Scorsese's work.