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The Passion of the Christ Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Extremely violent, and powerful; for mature teens.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

December 28, 2010
Jay Antani
Cinema Writer

Gibson's passion is all over this film...but his resorting to mawkish, superficial tactics blows the tone off-course from time to time.

Full Review Source: Cinema Writer | Original Score: 3/4

August 24, 2010
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

With a passionate zeal and the budget to back it, Mel Gibson has created a religious epic which is equally unique, inspirational, and repellent.

Full Review Source: Matt's Movie Reviews | Original Score: 4/5

July 6, 2010
Cole Smithey

The film's lack of discretion robs the viewer of his or own conception of Christ's crucifixion. It is an exploitative disservice to "the greatest story ever told," that reduces that illustrious narrative to an extended torture episode.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: F

August 26, 2009
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

It's a shame there isn't a good movie deep down in this excuse for gore and sadism.

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

April 29, 2009
Thomas Peyser
Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)

All [Gibson has] to trade in the Hollywood conventions of yesteryear for the crasser, more bloodthirsty conventions of today.

Full Review Source: Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)

May 17, 2008
Philip French
Observer [UK]

I emerged from The Passion of the Christ depressed and spiritually bruised.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

March 5, 2008

More sensational than spiritual, this blood-soaked take on the Stations of the Cross retells the Gospels as a horror movie. You can't help asking: where has all the love gone?

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 2/5

March 5, 2008
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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If I were a Christian, I'd be appalled to have this primitive and pornographic bloodbath presume to speak for me.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

March 5, 2008
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound

For a filmmaker who wants to create an adaptation of the story of Jesus, Mel Gibson's motives seem ironically impure.

Full Review Source: Big Picture Big Sound | Original Score: 2/4

July 14, 2007
Emanuel Levy

Easily the most controversial film of the year, Gibson's fil is a visually bold, relentlessly violent epos that suffers from a shallow, undernourished narrative and no characterizations to speak of.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: B-

October 5, 2006
Peter T. Chattaway
Christianity Today

By giving us the feeling of experiencing Jesus' thoughts, and by making us privy to his prayers, The Passion draws us toward Christ's full humanity like no film before.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

September 27, 2006
Jordan Hiller

Mr. Gibson has plucked at the rawest of nerves yet I cannot blame him. He is expressing himself through the medium of film and using the text of his bible as the basis.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/4

August 16, 2006
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Director Gibson tends toward populist impulses without much artistry or invention; he prefers bombardment to poetry.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid

May 26, 2006
Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine

A tormented movie about torment; loopy, over-reaching and occasionally suspicious. Simultaneously, it is a daring artistic endeavour.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

April 1, 2006
Wally Hammond
Time Out
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A negative and spiritually underwhelming experience.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

Incredibly intense, unflichingly realistic and powerfully moving...One of the all-time great cinematic achievements...God bless Mel Gibson.

Full Review Source: Fantastica Daily | Original Score: 4/4

December 20, 2005
Bill Clark

One of the best films of this middle-aged decade.

Full Review Source: FromTheBalcony | Original Score: A

June 26, 2005
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness


Full Review Source: Lessons of Darkness | Original Score: D

May 4, 2005
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons

This most human of tales is sadly lacking humanity.

Full Review Source: Dark Horizons | Original Score: 2.5/5

March 14, 2005
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