The Miracle Maker (2000)

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The story of Jesus Christ.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jesus (voice)
Michael Bryant ...
God / The Doctor (voice)
Rachel (voice)
Tamar (voice)
Thomas (voice)
Pontius Pilate (voice)
Jairus (voice)
Herod (voice)
Daniel Massey ...
Cleopas (voice)
Barabbas (voice)
Mary Magdalene (voice)
Ben Azra (voice)


The story of Jesus Christ.

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Release Date:

31 March 2000 (UK)  »

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Box Office

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£153,408 (UK) (31 March 2000)


£389,324 (UK) (7 April 2000)

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Pontius Pilate: Who are you? Where do really come from? Don't you realise I have the power to release you or to crucify you?
Jesus: You would have no power over me if hadn't been given to you from above.
Pontius Pilate: From above? Who are you?
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What Rankin Bass would do now with better $$ and smarts.
23 April 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

You remember all those Rankin-Bass holiday Specials from the 60s and 70s, Rudolph and Frosty and Easter things? Well, this is a throwback to them-but with a big budget, excellent voicers(Ray Fiennes, Richard E Grant, Julie Christie, Ian Holm, etc.), terrific animation, great heart.

I liked most of all the straightforward, reverent way in which they portrayed Christ, sure it's from the Gospels without much(if any) contemporary shading-but that is really what the material deserves, in my thinking. If you are going to do the Easter story, and his parables, show the 12 apostles and etc-then this is the way to go about it. I enjoyed the mix of stop motion and toon animation, esp in the parables. There was an interesting mixture of styles too-some looked folky, some looked outta Marvel Comix(whenever Judas saw Christ as some revolutionary figure, for example), some more cutting edge.

It didn't have the walking on water or Sermon on the Mount scenes, but did include Lazarus, a flashback to the nativity, healings and etc. I think they did the gospels proud here,and have done a very good job of it. This deserves to become a classic.

***1/2 outta ****----very good.

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