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Passion of the Christ, The

 

USA 2004, 127 minutes
Dir. Mel Gibson
In Latin, Hebrew with English subtitles
Rating: [R]
Genres: Drama

Topics: Religion, Period - A.D..

 

Aroview: A visceral depiction of Jesus Christ's final day before being crucified, this controversial work from devout Christian Mel Gibson is bluntly literal, gruesome, yet garishly powerful.

Perhaps the most blood-drenched version of a bible story brought to screen, this begins with Jesus' (Caviezel) arrest by Jewish police and steadily lays on the increasing torture and suffering of the Messiah up to the Cross and beyond. Not an easy watch, or even necessarily a great film, but certainly one bound to provoke thought and discussion on the nature and source of religious feeling (and fervour) - in itself, probably not such a bad outcome.

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DVD Features

  • English subtitles for the hearing impaired
  • aspect ratio: 2.35:1
 

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