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The Last Temptation of Christ Reviews

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December 8, 2017
Martin Scorsese's most provocative film also turns out to be uncomfortably slow-paced and sluggish.
March 29, 2017
It is better to trust the visual narrative in this movie than the dialogue, since the visual scenes are so often taken from the rich iconography of Christ's life as envisioned by artists who came to their task with skills greater than those of Kazantzakis
September 11, 2015
...the inherent stodginess of Biblical adaptations (to say nothing of Harvey Keitel's Brooklyn accent) ultimately manages to prevail.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 16, 2014
Controversial epic with brutality, sex. Mature teens only.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 12, 2014
Dares us to reconcile our spiritual and physical selves.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
May 1, 2012
Martin Scorsese's long-ripening adaptation ... provides a much-needed corrective, focusing its attention on a man who is constantly plagued by doubts.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
April 10, 2012
All the characters in the film speak as people in today's modern society speak, and I would argue that's one of the things that make The Last Temptation of Christ so approachable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 25, 2011
Quietly radical and deeply inspiring . . . thanks to a fervid commitment by Willem Dafoe as Jesus, a swirling, cross-cultural score from Peter Gabriel and some thrilling interpretations of the Bible. The ending is a rare moment of transcendence on film.
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March 19, 2008
In an age of post-Christian facetiousness, Martin Scorsese's work daringly attempts to restore passion and melodrama to the Gospel story.
March 19, 2008
This is a respectful and complex work of fiction around the concepts of the biblical character and his life.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 19, 2008
Go on, give in to temptation.
March 19, 2008
A film of challenging ideas, and not salacious provocations.
March 19, 2008
Concentrating on the humanity and fallibility of Jesus in continual conflict with his divinity, the film falters as a contemporary statement mainly in its primitive view of women.
August 27, 2006
Despite moments of power and beauty, Scorsese's controversial film is flawed largely due to its casting, anachronistic dialogue, and blend of acting styles; yet it's a typical Scorsese film, dealing with sin, guilt, and redemption
Full Review | Original Score: B
May 16, 2006
A bold and imaginative portrait of the life of Jesus of Nazareth and his struggles.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 31, 2006
Scorsese's film is a work of passion and faith, and admirable for the way it fearlessly explores its themes, disregarding canonical dogma in search of human truth.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 12, 2006
One of the more daring, intense and hypnotic Bible films ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
February 9, 2006
A sincere, typically ambitious and imaginative work from America's most provocatively intelligent film-maker.
March 11, 2005
Stunning and heartfelt; Scorsese at the height of his power and artistry
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
October 29, 2004
Overrated and dull
| Original Score: 2/5
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