Color of the Cross (2006)

PG-13  |   |  Drama  |  9 November 2006 (USA)
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A retelling of the events leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, based on the idea that he was a black man whose death was a racially motivated hate crime.


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A retelling of the events leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, based on the idea that he was a black man whose death was a racially motivated hate crime.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some graphic crucifixion images | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

9 November 2006 (USA)  »

Box Office


$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$25,868 (USA) (27 October 2006)


$84,744 (USA) (17 November 2006)

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2.35 : 1
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Followed by Color of the Cross 2: The Resurrection (2008) See more »

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A story of a black man
12 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

I truly feel bad for the cast/crew that was involved in making this picture. What could have been a wonderfully told legitimate story of Jesus's life turned out to be just a story of a black man. Due to poor writing/directing, the main focus of the movie was that the Romans were after a black Jew. The story of Jesus is just an afterthought. With things like Mary being turned away from the Inn because she was black, and lines by the centurion "you're not black enough" its not hard not to see how poorly this was put together. The acting wasn't too bad, but many of the accents were poor. It sounded like some of them were French and Scottish, lol. The outdoor sets looked like leftovers from a Xena shoot, but were believable. Some of the indoor sets looked like someone's house with sheets draped on the walls. Not professional at all. I can't recommend this to anyone.

Oh, and whats with the "black Jew" having what looked like an acid trip while praying in the garden. His eyes went all wild, he saw 3 moons in the sky, and started thrashing around throwing grass on himself. Bizarre.

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