03 June 2014

Quickie Movie Review: "The Gospel of John"

Rated: PG-13 for violence involving The Crucifixion
Starring: Christopher Plummer and Henry Ian Cusick
Released: 2003
The Gospel of John, which is the last and most unique of the Biblical accounts of Jesus' life, comes to life in this three-hour film.  Starring legendary actor Christopher Plummer as the narrator, with Henry Ian Cusick as Jesus, and a cast of over 2,500, this movie is taken word-for-word from the Good News Translation of the Bible.  Watch as the Savior of the world begins his ministry, raises the dead, is betrayed and sentenced to a brutal death...only to be raised to life again.

My Review
This is an excellent movie; it's probably the best verbatim representation of God's Word I've seen.  The other two films in the Visual Bible series suffer too much from a low budget and important parts that are only told and not shown.  The Gospel of John, however, is a great Bible study tool, and will likely show many longtime Christians passages that they didn't know were in John's Gospel! Even if you're normally not a fan of Christian cinema, this is one to see.

Score: 5/5

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