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R| 2 hr. 44 min.

Plot Summary
Jesus (Willem Dafoe), a humble Judean carpenter beginning to see that he is the son of God, is drawn into revolutionary action against the Roman occupiers by Judas (Harvey Keitel) -- despite his protestations that love, not violence, is the path to salvation. The burden of being the savior of mankind torments Jesus throughout his life, leading him to doubt. As he is put to death on the cross, Jesus is tempted by visions of an ordinary life married to Mary Magdalene (Barbara Hershey).

Cast: Willem Dafoe , Harvey Keitel , Barbara Hershey , Paul Greco , Verna Bloom , Roberts Blossom , Barry Miller , Irvin Kershner

Director: Martin Scorsese

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Criterion Collection, Universal Pictures

Last Temptation of Christ (1988)

Release Date: November 13th, 1998|2 hr. 44 min.

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  • If you are a thoughtful, open-minded person see this reverent exploration into the mystery of Jesus, the man. show more

  • The crucifixion is the strongest such scene of all time. [26 Aug 1988] show more

  • Mr. Scorsese has created a Judea that is dusty and harsh, where visions in the middle of a night seem like. Some of the visual compositions are dizzyingly beautiful; the Crucifixion scene couldn't be more masterful, or heartbreaking. [11Aug 1988, p.1] show more

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