The Message (1976)


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This lavish spectacle chronicles the beginnings of Islam, one of the modern world's major religions. The story of how the prophet Mohammad saves the beleaguered people of Mecca from further oppressions focuses more on the actual battles than on the spiritual aspects. The story behind the film's genesis is even more interesting than the plot due to controversy surrounding it. The trouble began with the portrayal of Mohammad himself. A sacred figure to Muslim's, some sects believe that his face … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: H.A.I. Craig
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 1, 2005
Anchor Bay Entertainment



as Abu Sofyan

as Toothless man

as Hudayfa

as Abu-Jahal

as Bu-Lahab

as Abu-Talib

as Yasser

as Annajashi

as Silk Merchant

as Money Lender
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All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

A religious epic that Hollywood tries to do for Islam what it did for Christianity.

Full Review… | August 12, 2011
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

...the fact that this is the only substantial film about Mohammed and Islam makes Akkad's film worthwhile viewing.

Full Review… | September 3, 2002
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Audience Reviews for The Message


Its good to get an idea of thier belief ^_^

EightThirty .

Super Reviewer

Well made film. It helps to be interested in the offical story of Muhammad, otherwise this won't keep your interest.

Morris Nelms

Super Reviewer

All of you non believers have to see this, i never looked back again after i saw this years ago, at least the original

Mase Bryan

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