• Risen (2016)


Release Date: February 19th, 2016

PG-13 |1 hr 48 min

Plot Summary

Roman military tribune Clavius (Joseph Fiennes) remains set in his ways after serving 25 years in the army. He arrives at a crossroad when he's tasked to investigate the mystery of what happened to Jesus (Cliff Curtis) following the Crucifixion. Accompanied by trusted aide Lucius (Tom Felton), his quest to disprove rumors of a risen Messiah makes him question his own beliefs and spirituality. As his journey takes him to places never dreamed of, Clavius discovers the truth that he's been seeking.

Cast: Joseph Fiennes, Tom Felton, Peter Firth, Cliff Curtis, María Botto, Luis Callejo, Antonio Gil, Richard Atwill

Director: Kevin Reynolds

Genres: Historical drama

Production Co: Columbia Pictures, Affirm Films

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Keywords: Emotional, Brooding, Pursuit, Wife, Mystery, Intense

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    John HazeltonScreen International

    Though there’s some clunky dialogue and not much real character development, Reynolds manages to put the action, mystery and drama elements together into a credible, and at times quite touching whole. show more

  • 60
    Frank ScheckThe Hollywood Reporter

    Risen is fairly engrossing in its thriller-like section, with Fiennes' restrained performance providing a solid dramatic anchor and the Maori actor Curtis being a nice change from the usual blonde-hair/blue-eyed Jesus. But when the film shifts into inspirational territory it ironically becomes far more prosaic, depicting the miracles in a low-budget, low-key fashion that will hardly win any converts. show more

  • 65
    Inkoo KangTheWrap

    Unlike the first half, which felt like a fresh look at Biblical events from an unfamiliar POV, the latter section simply recreates the end of the Gospel of Matthew with little of the urgency or humanity that fueled it before. show more

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