Critic Review - Washington Post

Puts us in a situation where we can't help but feel Jesus's pain. If only Gibson had taken the time to tell more of us why it mattered.

February 27, 2004 | Comments (10)
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Aaron Gentry

The quote at the beginning, the flashbacks from his life, and his words in the film did.

Dec 17 - 12:47 AM


Matthew Zwiers

Sorry, he didn't want to spend an extra 10 million of his own money.. Notice my sarcasim. The movie was good,

Feb 16 - 04:54 PM

Nick Fitzhugh

Nick Fitzhugh

Why it mattered . Oh god I am about to rant. Settle down Nick. Read the fucking Bible you ignoramus... Jesus christ we know why it mattered. I know you know too. Whats wrong with you. hey Mel people are so stupid they need you to film a movie about the bible as a whole... God

Sep 27 - 01:34 AM

Patrick Loveless

Patrick Loveless


Read the books it came from: the Gospels. Maybe it will make more sense to you.

1 Corinthians 1:18-24:

18 The message of the cross is folly for those who are on the way to ruin, but for those of us who are on the road to salvation it is the power of God.

19 As scripture says: I am going to destroy the wisdom of the wise and bring to nothing the understanding of any who understand.

20 Where are the philosophers? Where are the experts? And where are the debaters of this age? Do you not see how God has shown up human wisdom as folly?

21 Since in the wisdom of God the world was unable to recognise God through wisdom, it was God's own pleasure to save believers through the folly of the gospel.

22 While the Jews demand miracles and the Greeks look for wisdom,

23 we are preaching a crucified Christ: to the Jews an obstacle they cannot get over, to the gentiles foolishness,

24 but to those who have been called, whether they are Jews or Greeks, a Christ who is both the power of God and the wisdom of God.

Nov 7 - 11:03 AM

Alex Pierce-Mitchell

Alex Pierce-Mitchell

You people tweak like there is a god and this isn't a made up story lolz

Nov 16 - 04:45 PM

Cody H.

Cody Halpert

Hold on. It's a made up story? Lolz? Well, if Alex Pierce-Mitchell says it's a made up story, then I guess it has to be. Thank you for the enlightenment. Was it had to write this comment while jerking off to a picture of Darwin?

Sep 23 - 08:59 PM

Erik Sergeant

Erik Sergeant

You idiots not everyone who watches this movie should have to give a shit about the bible. Some people watch it simply as a film to see whether they enjoy the way the story is told and the cinematography etc., basically they look at it from an artistic point of view, does not mean they believe or care about Christianity\ Catholicism, and therefore would not waste their time reading the bible. The fact that the only people who can really understand why they should care about the suffering of jesus because the movie doesn't explain it is a flaw, one reason why its only a 49.

Jan 20 - 01:42 PM

Michael Cahanes

Michael Cahanes

Yet the message that is supposed to be accepted in the movie entails that you read and comprehend the bible...If you didn't expect that coming into a movie like this then you should go breath underwater

Jun 25 - 10:25 AM

Walter Rivas

Walter Rivas

Its a reflection. The movie itself opens your eyes and heart and lets you realize all the suffering Jesus went through for us, the movie is just a reminder that we as sinner should reflect on our actions a follow the teaching he has left for us. This movie shows that we should change for the better.

Apr 6 - 09:03 PM

Ryan Kramer

Ryan Kramer

All of what you said is well and good, but someone who knows nothing about your faith would ever get any of that from watching this film.

Jul 26 - 09:33 AM

Steve Hasse

Steve Hasse

I think he knows the message in the movie as well as anyone the thing is he would agree with me when I point out the movie relies too much on shock value as opposed to substance.

Apr 27 - 01:21 PM

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