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Color of the Cross Reviews

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May 18, 2015
The Crucifixion revisited featuring a black Jesus as the victim of a bias crime!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
December 22, 2006
The Crucifixion revisited with black Jesus as victim of bias crime.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 10, 2006
Color of the Cross, a low-budget re-imagining of Christs final days, makes a big deal out of the relatively tame suggestion that Jesus was black.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 10, 2006
Director, cowriter, coproducer and star LaMarre is more interested in Jesus' teachings than in his suffering, and suggests that race may have helped shape the course of biblical events.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 10, 2006
Filled with close-ups of Jesus and his apostles (all the better to hide the absence of elaborate period sets), mixing quotes from the Scripture with flat exposition, this low-budget affair is earnest and, alas, more than a little bit cartoonish.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
November 9, 2006
A too-specific tale of historic injustice rather than one of divinely benevolent sacrifice on everybody's behalf.
November 6, 2006
Press releases are promoting the film as 'controversial' before the fact, but compared to such predecessors as 'Jesus Christ Superstar,' 'Godspell' and 'The Passion of the Christ,' 'Color' -- race issue aside -- unspools like a Sunday-school filmstrip.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 27, 2006
...The first film to depict a black African Jesus is hindered by shoddy production values and so-so storytelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 26, 2006
Lacking the drama of Jesus' trial and the passion, as well as the substance of his teachings, (actor Jean Claude) LaMarre's turgid take has very little to offer dramatically or inspirationally.
October 26, 2006
Many are calling Color of the Cross controversial, but it's really not. It simply states a possibility -- that Christ was a man of color -- which it dramatizes earnestly within the narrow confines of its $2.5 million budget.
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