The Message (1976)
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A religious epic that Hollywood tries to do for Islam what it did for Christianity.
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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.
The fact that this is the only substantial film about Mohammed and Islam makes Akkad's film worthwhile viewing.
If you want to know the underlying theology of Islam, this movie is a great primer. Of course, Muslims today would benefit by watching this as well...
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