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2014 2.9/5 IMDb 5.6/10 (15k) PG-13 SuperHD 138 minutes

A follow-up to the landmark 2013 miniseries The Bible, this feature follows the life of Jesus Christ from his humble birth to his resurrection.

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Diogo Morgado, Greg Hicks, Adrian Schiller, Darwin Shaw, Sebastian Knapp, Joe Wredden, Simon Kunz, Louise Delamere, Roma Downey, Amber Rose Revah Directed by Christopher Spencer

Dramas, Faith & Spirituality, Faith & Spirituality Movies

Languages: English, Spanish

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Rotten Tomatoes® Scores
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Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®
 

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.

Wesley Morris, Grantland, 2014-02-28

 

The film is willing. But its spirit is weak.

Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger, 2014-02-28

 

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.

J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader, 2014-03-06

 

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.

Stephan Lee, Entertainment Weekly, 2014-03-02

 

The film goes wild with helicopter shots of Jesus and his followers traveling through the hills. Who knew Christ was lord of the rings?

Ben Kenigsberg, AV Club, 2014-02-28

 

The target evangelical audience may well respond enthusiastically, but, unless your own salvation is riding on it, the film is mostly a slog.

Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine/Vulture, 2014-02-28

 

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.

Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice, 2014-02-28

 

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.

Geoff Pevere, Globe and Mail, 2014-02-28

 

They have turned the Christ saga into cheese. As in cheesy.

Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer, 2014-02-28

 

Never again will a Sunday school student get lower than a C-minus on this material.

Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle, 2014-02-27

 

The two-hour film condenses about four hours of what already was hasty television, and it all winds up a little dramatically static.

Martin Tsai, Los Angeles Times, 2014-02-27

 

It's a movie that embraces the nearly pedagogical predictability of lines like "Where's Judas? You seen him?" or "Thomas, stop doubting."

Nicolas Rapold, New York Times, 2014-02-27

 

Son of God takes no real chances, opting for a moderately involving re-telling of an oft-told story.

Claudia Puig, USA Today, 2014-02-27

 

The condensed "Son of God" tries to relay the messianic story plain and simple.

Peter Keough, Boston Globe, 2014-02-27

 

The movie feels duty-bound to stay absolutely faithful to its sacred source material. It's the classic dilemma of the proselytizer: How far into the secular world can you go to deliver your message?

Rafer Guzman, Newsday, 2014-02-27

 

A film that is almost invariably heavy-handed and obvious from beginning to end ...

Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter, 2014-02-27

 

This stiff, earnest production plays like a half-hearted throwback to the British-accented biblical dramas of yesteryear, its smallscreen genesis all too apparent in its Swiss-cheese construction and subpar production values.

Peter Debruge, Variety, 2014-02-27

 

Considering just how popular Jesus is, you'd think he'd get better treatment

Jordan Hoffman, Film.com, 2014-02-27

 

He walks on water, heals the sick and raises the dead. But not even Jesus can transform "Son of God" into a compelling epic.

Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News, 2014-02-27

 

Don't expect to see a great film, or even a very good one.

Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, 2014-02-27