5.0/10
423
39 user 2 critic
Judas meets Jesus and at first doesn't know what to make of him or whether or not to trust him. A cynical city boy, Judas makes fun of the country bumpkin disciples who follow Jesus but ... See full summary »

Writer:

Tom Fontana
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Feeling confined by their small town and overbearing parents, Annie and Jules hatch a scheme of running away. But as the girls soon find out, consequences can blindside you. Sometimes violently.

Director: John Carchietta
Stars: Nichole Bloom, Fabianne Therese, Pat Healy
Miami Hustle (TV Movie 1996)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  

Marsha, a con artist with a conscience, has agreed to take on an unusual scheme in order to pay off a debt to a lawyer who helped out her brother. An elderly millionaire is about to die, ... See full summary »

Director: Lawrence Lanoff
Stars: Kathy Ireland, John Enos III, Audie England
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A golddigger inspires her older lover to murder wealthy women for the finances to keep her happy.

Director: W. Lee Wilder
Stars: George Sanders, Corinne Calvet, Jean Kent
Deacons for Defense (TV Movie 2003)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The words "Black Power" bring back memories of names like Stokely Carmichael, H. Rap Brown, and Eldridge Cleaver, but in Bogalusa, LA a group of harassed Afro-Americans had decided they'd ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Duke
Stars: Forest Whitaker, Chris Britton, Jonathan Silverman
Gli amici di Gesù - Giuda (TV Movie 2001)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

PILATE and the Roman legate VETURIUS look on worriedly as JESUS is celebrated as the new messiah in Jerusalem, fearing an uprising. Veturius decides to have Jesus arrested as soon as a ... See full summary »

Directors: Raffaele Mertes, Elisabetta Marchetti
Stars: Enrico Lo Verso, Danny Quinn, Aglaia Szyszkowitz
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Based on the true story of two chambermaids (the Papin sisters) of 1930s France who murdered their employer and her daughter.

Director: Jean-Pierre Denis
Stars: Sylvie Testud, Julie-Marie Parmentier, Isabelle Renauld
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

The police discovers that the perpetrators of an important bank- robbery belong to a group of organized criminals. On the other side was a member of this group killed by his mates during ... See full summary »

Director: Ivan Hall
Stars: Chris du Toit, Helga van Wyk, Dawid van der Walt
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Johnathon Schaech ... Judas Iscariot
Jonathan Scarfe ... Jesus Christ
Tim Matheson ... Pontius Pilate
Fiona Glascott ... Claudia Procles
Owen Teale ... Flavius
Bob Gunton ... High Priest Caiaphas
Mark Womack ... Peter
Rory Kinnear ... Andrew
Enzo Squillino Jr. ... James
Suzanne Bertish ... Rohab
Harry Peacock ... John
Paul Haigh Paul Haigh ... Matthew
Georgia Mackenzie ... Mary Magdalene
Elliot Levey ... Eliakim
Danny Scheinmann ... Joshua
Edit

Storyline

Judas meets Jesus and at first doesn't know what to make of him or whether or not to trust him. A cynical city boy, Judas makes fun of the country bumpkin disciples who follow Jesus but eventually decides to join the band, as well. He and Jesus become good friends, even though they often see things very differently. Ultimately, Judas is convinced that Jesus needs to use his popularity and wonder-working powers to free the Jews from the Romans, and Jesus sees a larger, spritual perspective. As a friend, Judas convinces Jesus to give his disciples his miraculous powers, and he does with good results. Finally, the Jewish leaders spy on Judas and convince him of the greater good of betraying Jesus, in order to save the Jewish people. Judas gets caught between the corrupt leaders, Caiaphus and Pontius Pilate, and Jesus. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violent images | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Judas & Jesus See more »

Filming Locations:

Ouarzazate, Morocco

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The film was put on the shelf for about two years before it was released on 8 March 2004. See more »

Quotes

High Priest Caiaphas: I hear that Jesus is quite captivating. I look forward to meeting the young fellow.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Did Jesus own his own Surf board?
11 July 2004 | by caspian1978See all my reviews

The reason I ask if Jesus owned his own surf board is because he looked like he was born and raised in Malibu. While Judas has its moments,the other 85 minutes of the movie is utter garbage. In the shadow of The Passion, the networks only real motive to show this movie was for profit. Judas has moments of stunning visual achievement (although not historically accurate) and interesting dialogue (questionable) between Pilate and Jesus. Still, I found myself laughing at most of the stuff Jesus says and does. In defense of the Actors in this crap of a movie, it's hard to do anything good if the script is bad. The best-worst line in the entire movie is when after Jesus tells Judas that he wants to take him to paradise with his Father, Jesus says to Judas: "What do you say?" Forgetting proper English along with any traces of biblical authenticity, that line defines the mess this movie is. To anyone wanting to be screen writers or filmmakers, if you want to make a serious movie, use serious dialogue. If not, make a movie like Judas.


5 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 39 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed