The Gospel of John (2003)



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Veteran British filmmaker Philip Saville directs the religious epic The Gospel of John, a production of the Canadian company Visual Bible International. This three-hour drama attempts to accurately follow the Gospel According to John, written sometime during the first century. The gospel contains four segments: an introduction to the nature of Jesus Christ; testimony by disciples and the presence of miracles; the Last Supper and crucifixion; and the appearance of the risen Christ. Henry Ian … More

Rating: PG-13 (for violence involving the crucifixion)
Genre: Drama, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: John Goldsmith
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 22, 2005
Box Office: $3.9M
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as Peter

as Leading Pharisee

as John the Baptist

as John the Baptist

as Mary Magdalene

as Nathanael

as Nicodemus

as Thomas the Twin

as Judas Iscariot

as Blind Man

as Lame Man

as Samaritan Woman

as Mary, Mother of Jesu...

as Young Levite

as Caiaphas

as Elderly Levite
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Critic Reviews for The Gospel of John

All Critics (52) | Top Critics (19)

It's a straightforward, unimaginative narrative, and thus not very memorable.

Full Review… | April 2, 2004
Seattle Times
Top Critic

The sad truth is that director Philip Saville and writer John Goldsmith have made a picture book rather than a film, one that leans so heavily on Christopher Plummer's placid voice-over narration as to be cinematically inert.

Full Review… | April 2, 2004
Boston Globe
Top Critic

Events unfold as chronological vignettes, and there's little room for screenwriter John Goldsmith to reimagine scenes to mine their full dramatic potential.

Full Review… | April 1, 2004
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

Turns out to be surprisingly robust.

Full Review… | February 13, 2004
San Francisco Chronicle
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I found this Gospel long, dull and, for the most part, acted without apparent inspiration.

February 13, 2004
Denver Rocky Mountain News
Top Critic

Although it might test the patience of the non-believer, for those who take their Christianity seriously, this probably is worth seeing.

February 12, 2004
Arizona Republic
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Gospel of John

This is the most beautiful film about Jesus that ive seen.

Andre Tavares Simoni

Super Reviewer

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