MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 5,007 this week

Gospel Road: A Story of Jesus (1973)

 -  Drama | Music  -  31 March 1973 (USA)
6.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 155 users  
Reviews: 10 user | 6 critic

A black-clad Johnny Cash appears in and narrates this version of the story of Jesus' life, death, and resurrection, which was shot on location in Israel. Cash performs a number of original ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 titles
created 13 Apr 2011
 
a list of 396 titles
created 18 Jul 2011
 
DVD
a list of 121 titles
created 27 Aug 2011
 
a list of 69 titles
created 31 Aug 2011
 
a list of 6600 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Gospel Road: A Story of Jesus (1973)

Gospel Road: A Story of Jesus (1973) on IMDb 6.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Gospel Road: A Story of Jesus.

User Polls

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Himself
Robert Elfstrom ...
...
Larry Lee ...
Paul L. Smith ...
Peter (as Paul Smith)
Alan Dater ...
Robert Elfstrom Jr. ...
Gelles LaBlanc ...
Terrence Winston Mannock ...
Thomas Leventhal ...
John Paul Kay ...
Sean Armstrong ...
Lyle Nicholson ...
Steven Chernoff ...
Stuart Stark ...
Edit

Storyline

A black-clad Johnny Cash appears in and narrates this version of the story of Jesus' life, death, and resurrection, which was shot on location in Israel. Cash performs a number of original songs in his signature style. Written by Azure_Girl

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Johnny Cash brings to the screen the story of Jesus...filmed in the Holy Land.

Genres:

Drama | Music

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

31 March 1973 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gospel Road  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Version of The Visual Bible: The Gospel of John (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Help me
Written by Larry Gatlin
Sung by Kris Kristofferson
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not bad...
20 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie didn't need a big budget. It had a lot of heart and it shows. I normally don't like particularly sappy depictions of Jesus (Jesus Christ Superstar is admittedly one of my favourite film versions) but this was different.

Jesus was portrayed as very human in the midst of his divinity. Some of the best scenes are of him goofing around with his disciples (a side of the group not normally imagined). It might have been a tad cheesy, but I also appreciated the scene where he plays with children on the beach. But this Jesus isn't simply nice; he angrily calls out the hypocrites in the Temple multiple times. He also beautifully captures mourning for John the Baptist, praying for strength and courage to face his upcoming demise, and being bitterly rejected by Jerusalem.

June Carter's Mary Magdalene is also quite good. She puts a lot of passion into the role. My only complaint with her is that she doesn't do much. She's around for maybe four scenes, two in the middle and then two in the end.

Johnny Cash's narration sounds nice. It does often get repetitive. The most notable example is when Jesus heals a blind man and Cash sings, "I see men walking like trees" around six times before saying anything else. It is also rather off-putting to have the narration do almost all of the talking, especially for the protagonist. In fact, the only people who talk at all in the movie besides Johnny are Mary Magdalene and Nicodemus. However it is a style to which one adapts as the movie continues.

This film might not have the best sets or the best wardrobe or even a very full cast, but what it has is gold. Check it out.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Gospel Road: A Story of Jesus (1973) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page