The Passion of the Christ - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Passion of the Christ Reviews

Page 1 of 14
April 21, 2017
... can be read both as a literal illustration of the story of Christ's suffering at the hands of the Roman... and an anti-authoritarian tract that questions the very assumptions of guilt and blame that many take for granted the film shares.
January 17, 2016
Moving. Powerful. Epic. Beautiful.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
December 28, 2010
Extremely violent, and powerful; for mature teens.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 24, 2010
Gibson's passion is all over this film...but his resorting to mawkish, superficial tactics blows the tone off-course from time to time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 6, 2010
With a passionate zeal and the budget to back it, Mel Gibson has created a religious epic which is equally unique, inspirational, and repellent.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 26, 2009
The film's lack of discretion robs the viewer of his or own conception of Christ's crucifixion. It is an exploitative disservice to "the greatest story ever told," that reduces that illustrious narrative to an extended torture episode.
Full Review | Original Score: F
April 29, 2009
It's a shame there isn't a good movie deep down in this excuse for gore and sadism.
May 17, 2008
It should have been called The Passionator.
March 5, 2008
I emerged from The Passion of the Christ depressed and spiritually bruised.
March 5, 2008
More sensational than spiritual, this blood-soaked take on the Stations of the Cross retells the Gospels as a horror movie. You can't help asking: where has all the love gone?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 5, 2008
If I were a Christian, I'd be appalled to have this primitive and pornographic bloodbath presume to speak for me.
July 14, 2007
For a filmmaker who wants to create an adaptation of the story of Jesus, Mel Gibson's motives seem ironically impure.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 5, 2006
Easily the most controversial film of the year, Gibson's fil is a visually bold, relentlessly violent epos that suffers from a shallow, undernourished narrative and no characterizations to speak of.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
September 27, 2006
By giving us the feeling of experiencing Jesus' thoughts, and by making us privy to his prayers, The Passion draws us toward Christ's full humanity like no film before.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 16, 2006
Mr. Gibson has plucked at the rawest of nerves yet I cannot blame him. He is expressing himself through the medium of film and using the text of his bible as the basis.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 26, 2006
Director Gibson tends toward populist impulses without much artistry or invention; he prefers bombardment to poetry.
April 1, 2006
A tormented movie about torment; loopy, over-reaching and occasionally suspicious. Simultaneously, it is a daring artistic endeavour.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 9, 2006
A negative and spiritually underwhelming experience.
December 20, 2005
Incredibly intense, unflichingly realistic and powerfully moving...One of the all-time great cinematic achievements...God bless Mel Gibson.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 26, 2005
One of the best films of this middle-aged decade.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Page 1 of 14