For the first time ever, The Greatest Story Ever Told is proven to be TRUE! This revealing documentary includes interviews with renowned experts who have first-hand knowledge of the ... See full summary »
For the first time ever, The Greatest Story Ever Told is proven to be TRUE! This revealing documentary includes interviews with renowned experts who have first-hand knowledge of the evidence documenting Jesus Christ's remarkable birth, His transformation from ordinary boy to charismatic leader, His horrifying death and His miraculous resurrection. Also included is an emotional and dramatic recreation of the last days of Christ's life, known as the Passion, with an international cast of actors in full biblical costume accompanied by the glorious gospel music of the legendary Clara Ward Singers. Written by
This documentary uses a mega-title to cover its deficiencies and low budget dimensions. From closing credits I notice that it was a film project from S. California Americans; this doesn't explain so many shots of Sydney Australia, Rome Italy, and Jerusalem Israel, however. The film was shot on location in L.A. - - with a strikingly vivid shot of Jesus walking toward the "Hollywood" sign in the long distance in its final section. "THE_LIFE_AND_PASSION" is made-for-cable, I assume, but has hybridized some rather uniformly constrained academic voices on the historicity of the New Testament authors & documents with a mini-Passion Play version of a harmonized Crucifixion and Death of Christ. Not what I was expecting especially with its similarly weak dependence on the Pat Boone insertions and classic art being shown. Look for something with more depth from other distributors and religious commentators is my advice. 6 stars only. For a take on the other extreme as far as a "non-traditional" coverage of a company portraying the Palm Sunday to Good Friday events - - rent Jesus OF MONTREAL (it is R-rated and not for the little ones or mid-teens).
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