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The Bible: Season 1 (2013)



Critic Consensus: An earnest but shallow take on the Greatest Story ever Told, The Bible suffers from leaden pacing and mediocre special effects.


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Diogo Morgado stars as Jesus Christ in this docudrama chronicling major events from the Bible. Other cast members include Roma Downey (Mother Mary), William Houston (Moses) and Gary Oliver (Abraham).


Roma Downey
as Mother Mary
Sean Knopp
as Joshua
Gary Oliver
as Abraham
Sean Teale
as Young Ramesses
Amber Rose Revah
as Mary Magdalene
Peter Guinness
as Nebuchadnezzar
Greg Hicks
as Pilate
Simon Kunz
as Nicodemus
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Critic Reviews for The Bible: Season 1

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (11)

This production makes Cecil B. DeMille look like a sober theologian.

March 4, 2013 | Full Review…

I won't presume to judge the result for accuracy in relation to the source material. However, purely as drama, The Bible is -- how can I put this politely? -- ridiculous.

March 3, 2013 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

The Bible takes a familiarly earnest and plodding approach with a lot of overwrought acting by a cast of a thousand accents.

February 28, 2013 | Full Review…

The Bible has its moments, but the producers should have gone for the Gospel truth.

March 1, 2013 | Full Review…

This Bible probably won't offend anyone, but it's hard to imagine it will inspire anyone, either.

March 1, 2013 | Rating: C | Full Review…
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Producer Burnett's first fully scripted series provides strong evidence that he should resume doing what no one else does better. "Reality" series are his forte. The Bible is Old and New Testament to that.

March 1, 2013 | Rating: C | Full Review…
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