Passion of the Christ, The (2004)
Passion of the Christ, The (2004) Genre(s): Drama

Directed by: Mel Gibson

Starring: James Caviezel, Maia Morgenstern, Christo Jivkov, Francesco De Vito, Monica Bellucci, Mattia Sbragia, Toni Bertorelli, Luca Lionello, Hristo Naumov Shopov, Giacinto Ferro, Rosalinda Celentano

Synopsis: The final hours of Jesus Christ.

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This review refers to the uncut version.

Possibly the most violent movie I have ever seen. Incredibly brutal with scenes that are nearly unwatchable. I almost cried at one point. Not because of any religious beliefs but because the violence was that horrific.

Caviezel was outstanding, Morgenstern was heartbreaking, Celentano was disturbing.

Also, a working knowledge of the Bible, or at least this portion of it, is helpful because Gibson wastes no time on explanations or character identification/development.

Added 07 July 2007 at 2:37 AM

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