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The Last Temptation of Christ Reviews

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MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
March 1, 2004
[A] Jesus flick I can get behind, even as an atheist....
Jeremiah Kipp
Slant Magazine
September 19, 2003
There is a God in the film, and it pursues Jesus throughout.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 1, 2003
If you've got a good understanding of Christian history, you'll probably dig this flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

TV Guide
July 30, 2003
Powerful, haunting, and at times very moving.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt
July 14, 2003
The final 30 minutes of The Last Temptation of Christ relax and allow the atmosphere to take over, instead of attempting to jam the themes down our throats with questionable dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 51/100
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
What emerges most memorably is its sense of absolute conviction, never more palpable than in the final fantasy sequence that removes Jesus from the cross and creates for him the life of an ordinary man.
| Original Score: 5/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
March 5, 2003
Had a lot going for it, but its tedious pace killed the picture.
| Original Score: 2/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
December 30, 2002
A challenge and affirmation of our most basic notions of faith.
| Original Score: 5/5
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
Another film telling the story of Jesus? Yeah, but much more than that.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
May 8, 2002
Cross a certain line, and message overwhelms medium, substance overwhelms style, what you have to say drowns out how you might be saying it.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Sandi Chaitram
April 17, 2001
This thought-provoking film remains a key work by Scorsese, a courageous and imaginative take on one of the greatest stories ever told.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
February 13, 2001
Scorsese has sparked more spiritual thinking with this film than he could have by going into the priesthood
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Among those who do not already have rigid views on the subject, this film is likely to inspire more serious thought on the nature of Jesus than any other ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
In spite of all [Scorsese] accomplishes, he is unable to bring Jesus close to us, to realize his stated goal of creating a universal figure who symbolizes the spiritual anguish of all men.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
There are too many epic moments and impassioned performances to dismiss Scorsese's work.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
January 1, 2000
The film actually makes more sense than the noble storybook versions that have been passed on through the years, and in the end, it doesn't betray a single bit of Jesus' message.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Rob Nelson
Nashville Scene
January 1, 2000
Bold attempt to present 'God as the ultimate headache' and Jesus (Willem Dafoe) 'as a metaphor for the human condition' (per Dutch Calvinist screenwriter Paul Schrader).
Ted Prigge
January 1, 2000
A kind of film that is extrememly rare: a philospophical motion picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Cole Smithey
October 27, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
August 25, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
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