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The Last Temptation of Christ Reviews

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Renee Schonfeld
Common Sense Media
September 16, 2014
Controversial epic with brutality, sex. Mature teens only.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Runyon
Movie Mezzanine
April 12, 2014
Dares us to reconcile our spiritual and physical selves.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis
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
Eric Melin
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
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
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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TIME Magazine
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.
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
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
Richard Luck
March 19, 2008
Go on, give in to temptation.
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Variety Staff
March 19, 2008
A film of challenging ideas, and not salacious provocations.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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.
Emanuel Levy
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
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
May 16, 2006
A bold and imaginative portrait of the life of Jesus of Nazareth and his struggles.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
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
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 12, 2006
One of the more daring, intense and hypnotic Bible films ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
A sincere, typically ambitious and imaginative work from America's most provocatively intelligent film-maker.
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
March 11, 2005
Stunning and heartfelt; Scorsese at the height of his power and artistry
| Original Score: 5/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
August 25, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
July 23, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
Luis Martinez
July 8, 2004
El hecho es, que de no haber tocado un tema tan ampuloso y tan hiriente la cinta tenía madera para ser un clásico cinematográfico.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
March 18, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
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