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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Powerfully moving and fanatically obtuse in equal doses. The typical star rating doesn't apply, because scenes range from classic to poor and all stops in between. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The Passion of the Christ should have left audiences in a state of exaltation. Instead it just leaves audiences exhausted. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    There is enlightenment -- even stark poetry -- in The Passion. show more

  • 40
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    What I do know is that I was gripped for a while by the strength of Mr. Gibson's filmmaking, only to be repelled and eventually excluded by his literalist insistence on excruciation. There is watching in horror, and there is watching in horror. show more

  • 50
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Too much Good Friday and not enough Easter Sunday. Emphasizing Jesus' agony over His ecstasy, Gibson has delivered a blood-drenched epic more stunning for its brutal violence than for its depiction of the calvary. show more

  • 25
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ is the most virulently anti-Semitic movie made since the German propaganda films of World War II. It is sickening. show more

  • 50
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Gibson's intense concentration on the scourging and whipping of the physical body virtually denies any metaphysical significance to the most famous half-day in history. show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    This is not a sermon or a homily, but a visualization of the central event in the Christian religion. Take it or leave it. show more

  • 88
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    A gripping, powerful motion picture -- arguably the most forceful depiction of Jesus' death ever to be committed to film. It leaves an indelible imprint on the psyche; viewers of this movie may never look at a crucifix in quite the same way. show more

  • 75
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    It's a strange kind of spiritual movie -- one that aims for the gut more often than the heart. show more

  • March 26, 2012 mt00000000117748
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    A very touching film you will never lthink of sin this way again

  • March 07, 2012 Sandy
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    I WAS MOVED TOO. I WAS ACTUALLY SCREAMING STOP THATS ENOUGH DURING THE FLOGGING SCENE. YES, I TOO FELT LIKE I WAS THERE.

  • May 01, 2011 brendabwllms
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    i still cry when i watch it on dvd

  • April 23, 2011 Sharon
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    No human being can watch this movie without tears of anguish. Mel Gibson knew in his heart the meaning of our saviors passion and was able to translate this epic event to move our hearts.

  • April 07, 2011 Mary Kay
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    Mel Gibson is a genious!

  • September 05, 2010 Sweetrose
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    As a Christian,I sincerely feel that this film gives a challenge to our faith and Beliefs; What is amazing, is that you definitely feel like you were there with the Disciples, watching the whole scenerio.As far as violence,i feel that it is crucial for a person to see the humility,the pain of what Christ went through.I say that no other film would make a person "soul search" and affirm what he vows to be right. Bravo!

  • July 05, 2010 GaGaFan95
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    THE BEST MOVIE OF ALL TIME, IT HELPED ME BECOME AN EVEN STRONGER CATHOLIC! IT IS VERY EMOTIONAL TO EVERYONE AND IT IS SPIRITUALLY STRONG!

  • November 15, 2009 Hi Bekka
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    I would have given it 5 stars if not for the intense violence of the scourging ..seemed to last forever..was the longest 15 minutes I have EVER spent...had to look away several times. The only film that has left me speechless...as well as the entire theatre, before, during and AFTER. Thought about it for days and went to church every Sunday for a year. Never will look at a crucifix in the same way again. If you are not a believer before you see it, you will mostly likely be when its over. Very profound movie, but not for the faint-at-heart or squeamish....

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