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Son Of God Reviews

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Mark Jackson
Epoch Times
June 13, 2016
Originally, theater consisted of mystery dramas and church services. Now we have horror, slasher films, and pornography. These do not uplift humanity. But 'Son of God' tries.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 30, 2015
At times, the script displays a welcome sensitivity to the issues at play. But at other times, it misreads them so badly it gets downright goofy.
Jeff Beck
June 2, 2014
Son of God is the simple case of an adaptation that doesn't have anything new or original to add to a tale that has been told many, many times before.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 30, 2014
Not that this cobbled-together film is done badly, but it is a choppy, by-the-numbers bland-out.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)
May 23, 2014
A blandly well-intentioned biopic of an ex-carpenter-turned-prophet who caused quite a stir down Jerusalem way some 21 centuries ago.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jake Wilson
Sydney Morning Herald
May 21, 2014
The hunk factor aside, it's bizarre that a film presumably conceived as an act of devotion should feel so lacklustre and impersonal.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
May 21, 2014
Son of God holds a particular relevance during these spiritually confusing times, and reminds that the story of Christ need be one that is never forgotten.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Dominic Corry
May 15, 2014
If I wasn't watching this in a theatre, I might've presumed I got sent the film on VHS after responding to a late-night infomercial.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
April 24, 2014
Its roots as a television series are obvious, and it's a long way from the likes of 'Ben-Hur' or 'The Greatest Story Ever Told.' Still, 'Son of God' has a couple of sequences that make it an above-average picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Todd Jorgenson
March 21, 2014
Such a heavy-handed approach drains some of the emotional power from its best sequences, including a vivid and bloody depiction of the Crucifixion.
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
March 19, 2014
Although nicely shot and capably acted, it mostly feels inert, shackled into moderation and flatness by its fear of offending (and possibly challenging) its core audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Annlee Ellingson
L.A. Biz
March 7, 2014
This abridged gospel has slicker production values than most Sunday school lessons. ... But ultimately Son of God is preaching to the choir.
Corey Hall
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
March 6, 2014 good as any film edited together from segments of a History Channel miniseries can be expected to be, which is to say it's utterly terrible.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Louis Black
Austin Chronicle
March 6, 2014
There is little cinematic about the film. Instead, it is a series of figurative illustrations.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
March 6, 2014
Aimed at a devotional middle-American audience, this never risks the sort of individual perspective necessary to bring the story to life onscreen, for good or ill.
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
March 6, 2014
Bland, banal, faith-based biopic, aimed at a church-driven audience of true believers.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Stephan Lee
Entertainment Weekly
March 2, 2014
At best, this version succeeds as a Sunday school supplement. But the blandness is enough to make you long for Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
March 2, 2014
Cramped, static and rarely cinematic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Diana Saenger
March 1, 2014
Powerful & Well Done
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Kenneth R. Morefield
Christianity Today
March 1, 2014
So to review Son of God requires as much commentary on the experience theatergoers are buying as the film itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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