The passion of the Christ

The passion of the Christ

DVD - 2004 | Aramaic
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Concerns the last twelve hours in the life of Jesus of Nazareth. In the Garden of Gethsemane near the Mount of Olives, Jesus is betrayed by Judas Iscariot. Jesus is condemned to death for blasphemy and brought before Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor of Judea, for sentencing. The roaring crowd demands his death, so Pilate orders his crucifixion. Jesus is severely beaten and made to carry his cross up to Golgotha, the hill outside Jerusalem, where he is nailed to the cross. With his mother looking on, he dies.

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Mickeymouse2020
Feb 02, 2020

I thought this film was over the edge but still loved it.

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EunWooChoi
Jan 29, 2020

What a Fantastic and an awesome graphic movie!! This movie is based on a true story from 33AD. And looks like the movie makers made it scary, painful, and horror of what Jesus went through (his skin peeled off, losing too much blood, beaten, nailed to a tree, and the final, Ressurection). So happy that Jesus died for us so we can live. I want to watch this movie again!! :)

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Lizardperson
Dec 13, 2019

Not a popcorn movie. A depiction of the Stations of the Cross, a prayerful meditation that has been part of the Catholic tradition for hundreds of years. It's also in the tradition of the passion play. In a sense this is a movie that is more to be endured and engaged in than "watched" and enjoyed; similar to films like "Schindler's List". Take away all the uproar and there is a somewhat European style stylized religious film for adults.

To those reviewers on the attack - not even Christopher Hitchens would take the time to troll a Christian movie (with footnotes no less!) on a library website. You doing so reveals unresolved issues and places you close to conversion. See you on the road to Damascus!

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Eunwooechoi
Dec 08, 2019

This is Quite a Boring movie, and some people says that this film is too brutal and too scary. At first it was not scary, and during the scourging and the crucifixion scene, pretty scary. Thank you Lord Jesus for saving us and good job Mel Gibson!!!!!

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richmole
Aug 28, 2019

My comments focus on the new (2017) bluray release of the "Definitive" 2-disc set.

This movie is now 13 years old. Doesn't matter. It looks like it was made yesterday. The story, of course, is timeless. But it's the TELLING of the story that has always been important.

Saw Mel Gibson's oh-so-controversial movie when first released. Did the cinematography, sound, music and the performances (not just leads, but those of easily a dozen small parts) make the impact then as they do now?

Can't recall. All I really remember is the agony and pain, as expressed by Jim Caviezel. So, glad I revisited the film, for all the OTHER aspects. (The violence and pain didn't impact me nearly as much today. Something maybe about "the first time," or perhaps because we've seen so very much of it on big AND small screen since 2004 when this film was released.)

The second reason: all the bonus features, including a fascinating look at how the movie was made, step by step, from script to marketing. Truly comprehensive. Most jaw-dropping components of the movie's creation: the music, sound recording and the make-up components. Simply amazing back then--still amazing today.

Fast-forward into the near future: Mel's at work on Part II. Jim Caviezel's back as the Son of God for, "The Resurrection of the Christ."

One thing for sure: Mel probably hasn't had nearly the struggle to find the money for Part II he had for Part I. $30 million was what he needed. What the film has earned? $612 million and counting...

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lakeland53
May 06, 2019

This is an extraordinary film. Very graphic with heavy violence. Not for young children. The blue tones are very effective, there is the depiction of Satan, which is resolved, by the way, at the end. The lead, Jim Caviezel, playing Jesus, is so good, as are the supporting cast. Mel Gibson outdid himself with this film.
I guess you have to believe in a man called 'Jesus' in order to get the grasp of this film. I believe that there was a man called Jesus, sent to earth with a specific job in mind. This film captures the pure essence of the times: the man called Jesus, his followers, the outpost called Jerusalem, the people who lived in Jerusalem. I loved the crowd scenes. They are so real. All roads led to Rome, and Jerusalem is referred to in the film as an "outpost", far away from Rome.
I could never watch this film; I took it home a couple of times, but returned it, unwatched. I cried all the way through. It is extremely bloody, and one might find it very difficult to view. It has its' own truth and beauty, and worth the watch.
Thank you Mel Gibson for your courage in presenting this film.

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white_wolf_874
May 02, 2019

Another fairy tale movie that the brainwashed are all convinced in historically accurate. There is NO hard evidence that jesus was a real person. We all know that the bible was just a book written over an extended period of time by lots of different people and then certain stories were chosen to help "control" the behavior of the uneducated.

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BBRUTTIG
Apr 26, 2019

A well done Mel Gibson directed movie, all spoken in ancient Hebrew-Latin with English sub-titles. Appearance and symbolism of Satan included in the story. For anyone of faith &/or who may wish to see how the actual legendary story really occurred, 1,984 yrs ago.. VERY GRAPHIC.

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samjenks
Apr 23, 2019

Great work.

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ianballinger96
Mar 21, 2019

Visually gorgeous, the blues behind ember flames look amazing, the set pieces are amazing, and the effects are stunning, both visually and emotionally. There are portions of this film that are hard to stomach, but it is visually captivating and is the best retelling of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ ever made. Mel Gibson gets a lot of hate, but he is without a doubt one of the best filmmakers in the industry.

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EunWooChoi
Jan 31, 2020

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Eunwooechoi
Dec 08, 2019

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Mar 16, 2013

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May 02, 2010

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EunWooChoi
Jan 31, 2020

Violence: Skin Peeled off, Nail going into hand, Whipped while carrying a cross, and heart breaking of what Jesus went through good friday

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fearlessforever
Nov 12, 2012

Violence: Highly graphic, it heart-breakingly depicts the extreme depth of what Christ went through when he died on the cross </3

Captain_America Apr 07, 2012

Frightening or Intense Scenes: The scourging is VERY intense. Actually, the whole movie is intense. And when Satan is talking to Jesus, that part is creepy and intense.

nadian Jan 28, 2010

Violence: Obscenely graphic, with many terrifying scenes and images.

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Veckce Oct 12, 2013

It was hard to finish watching, so much cruelty. No one could change Jesus to the bad side no matter had bad they treated him.

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fearlessforever
Nov 12, 2012

It is finished.

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