Son Of God Reviews

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.
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.
February 28, 2014
People will always want to spend money for this sort of thing, even if they've already seen it. And in this case, they've literally already seen it.
February 28, 2014
The film goes wild with helicopter shots of Jesus and his followers traveling through the hills. Who knew Christ was lord of the rings?
February 28, 2014
The target evangelical audience may well respond enthusiastically, but, unless your own salvation is riding on it, the film is mostly a slog.
February 28, 2014
This is more a pageant than a story about characters and their motivations; it's as brusque in its storytelling as an illustrated children's bible, which would at least offer some mystery and grandeur in the composition of its images.
February 28, 2014
By playing it so safely reverential, Son of God tends to plod its way to Calvary, begging to be discussed among Bible study groups and positively name-checked in the Sunday sermons.
February 28, 2014
They have turned the Christ saga into cheese. As in cheesy.
February 28, 2014
It was made by earnest people who want to spread the word. But it's a tough draught to swallow if you're not in the mood for a sermon.
February 28, 2014
The film is willing. But its spirit is weak.