The Message


The Message (1976)




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Arab location filming highlights this melodrama about the birth of Islam. Anthony Quinn, Irene Papas, Michael Ansara. Bilal: Johnny Sekka. Khalid: Michael Forest. Zaid: Damien Thomas. Moustapha Akkad directed.


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A religious epic that Hollywood tries to do for Islam what it did for Christianity.

Aug 12, 2011 | Rating: B | Full Review…

...the fact that this is the only substantial film about Mohammed and Islam makes Akkad's film worthwhile viewing.

Sep 3, 2002 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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Akkad dodges with creativity the limitations imposed by the very Islam that he wants to depict (to celebrate blind faith, ironically) and creates an epic that should be interesting to those who don't know much about the religion although it contradicts the Quran many times to make it look tolerant.

Carlos Magalhães
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Its good to get an idea of thier belief ^_^

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