Jesus Christ Superstar - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Jesus Christ Superstar Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
July 27, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
Jewison, a director of large talent, has taken a piece of commercial shlock and turned it into a Biblical movie with dignity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mark Sells
Oregon Herald
August 18, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
February 13, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
September 4, 2003
Flawed, but still worthwhile film of the show.
| Original Score: 4/5
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
June 14, 2003
Like a baptism by fire, Jesus Christ Superstar rarely leaves the viewer in lukewarm waters
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Christopher Null
June 14, 2003
Overall: Some good songs, some interesting choreography, and some utterly forgotten actors.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Beth Accomando
March 13, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Gerry Shamray
Your Movies (
February 7, 2003
Ted Neeley is great but the film never rises to the material.
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 9, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
Ted Prigge
January 1, 2000
If only all biblical films could be this groovy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Renee Schonfeld
Common Sense Media
April 1, 2015
Dated, unconventional rock opera has some violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

TV Guide
March 19, 2008
Yvonne Elliman is electrifying as Mary Magdalene, and Carl Anderson couldn't have been better as Judas; but Ted Neeley as Jesus is more whiny than heroic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Parkinson
Empire Magazine
March 19, 2008
If it weren't for Lost Horizon, this would have gone down in history as the Worst Musical of 1973.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Don Druker
Chicago Reader
March 19, 2008
The music quickly becomes monotonous, and the operatic dialogue is silly right from the start.
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
Despite the 'impressive' desert locations and an array of tanks (to represent the ills of modern militarism), it's still staged like a student revue.
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
February 28, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Michael Dequina
January 11, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5

May 24, 2003
[A] rather tedious, if flamboyant affair.
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