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The Visual Bible: The Gospel of John (2003)

PG-13  |   |  Biography, Drama, History  |  14 November 2003 (USA)
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The story of Jesus' life as told by the apostle John, narrated by Christopher Plummer.



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Diego Matamoros ...
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The story of Jesus' life as told by the apostle John, narrated by Christopher Plummer.

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For God loved the world So much...

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Rated PG-13 for violence involving the crucifixion | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

14 November 2003 (USA)  »

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The Gospel of John  »

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CAD 17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$98,363 (USA) (26 September 2003)


$4,068,087 (USA) (9 April 2004)

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The best Jesus film I've seen!
18 September 2004 | by (Philippines) – See all my reviews

I have seen "King of Kings", "The Greatest Story Ever Told", "Jesus of Nazareth", "The Jesus Film", "Jesus Christ, Superstar", and now, "The Gospel According to John." This, to me, is the most scriptural presentation so far. The acting was superb considering the actors had to contend with a dialogue that was taken straight out of the Bible. The actor who portrayed Jesus (Cusick) gave a very refreshing portrayal of Jesus, the man. I especially liked it when he smiled! I remember Max von Sydow's and Robert Powell's portrayal of Jesus and they were too "somber"...

It seemed like I was reading the Gospel of John while watching the film. Though the movie was quite long (the gospel account has 21 chapters!),I was never bored.

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