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The Passion of the Christ Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Bloody to the point of gruesome, moving without being inspiring.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 3/5

February 25, 2004
Stephen Himes
Flak Magazine

General Jesus Christ is reborn, awarded the most earned Purple Heart in history, and summons his Christian soldiers to march forth and fight whatever battles He calls us to.

Full Review Source: Flak Magazine | Original Score: 1/5

March 6, 2004
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee

If this were any other film and any other subject, The Passion would have been slapped with an NC-17 rating faster than you can say "Council of Nicaea."

| Original Score: C+

February 25, 2004
James Rocchi
Netflix

Mel Gibson's labor of love about the death of Jesus is incredibly labored, recasting his Crucifixion in crimson, slo-mo cliches.

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

February 26, 2004
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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This graphic depiction of the crucifixion of Christ misses any spiritual meaning to this seismic event.

February 23, 2004
Todd Gilchrist
FilmStew.com

By turning the Greatest Story Ever Told into the Goriest Story Ever Told, director Mel Gibson breaks the filmmaking commandment Thou Shall Not Overkill.

Full Review Source: FilmStew.com

February 25, 2004
Anton Bitel
Movie Gazette

Beautiful, violent -- and also funny for all the wrong reasons, and boring.

Full Review Source: Movie Gazette | Original Score: 5/10

March 26, 2004
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Sick.

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
Brian Orndorf
FilmJerk.com

Passion might be a courageous, visceral, boldly artistic motion picture, but that it doesn't make a very convincing dramatic experience.

Full Review Source: FilmJerk.com | Original Score: C

March 16, 2004
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

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: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: F

August 26, 2009
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
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
David Cornelius
eFilmCritic.com

The Passion is a beautiful film, but an empty one.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 2/5

February 27, 2004
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
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
Thomas Peyser
Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)

All [Gibson has] done...is 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
Wally Hammond
Time Out
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A negative and spiritually underwhelming experience.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

If Jesus actually received the amount of punishment dished out in this film, he would have been dead three times over before arriving at Calvary.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

February 24, 2004
Nick Rogers
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)

As it plays out, the brutality brings about more numbing revulsion than the revelatory empathy that Mel Gibson intends.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 25, 2004
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