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Son of God (2014)

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The life story of Jesus is told from his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Diogo Morgado ... Jesus
Greg Hicks ... Pilate
Adrian Schiller ... Caiaphas
Darwin Shaw ... Peter
Sebastian Knapp ... John
Joe Wredden Joe Wredden ... Judas
Simon Kunz ... Nicodemus
Paul Marc Davis ... Simon the Pharisee
Matthew Gravelle ... Thomas
Amber Rose Revah ... Mary Magdalene
Roma Downey ... Mary, Mother of Jesus
Paul Knops Paul Knops ... Adam
Darcie Lincoln ... Eve (as Darcie)
David Rintoul ... Noah
Gary Oliver ... Abraham
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The life story of Jesus is told from his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Their Empire. His Kingdom.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense and bloody depiction of The Crucifixion, and for some sequences of violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hebrew

Release Date:

28 February 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hijo de Dios See more »

Filming Locations:

Morocco

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,500,000, 2 March 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$59,700,064

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$70,949,793
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Extended Version)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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When Jesus is in the Synagogue Friday night, the cantor is chanting the contemporary Friday night prayer, "Lecha Dodi." This prayer was composed in the 16th century by Rabbi Shlomo Halevi Alkabetz, some 1500 years after Jesus's time. See more »

Quotes

Peter: What are we going to do, then?
Jesus: We are going to change the world...
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, clips from the movie and the television series "The Bible" are shown. See more »


Soundtracks

Mary, Did You Know?
Written by Mark Lowry and Buddy Greene
Performed by CeeLo Green
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp./Warner Music UK Ltd.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV licensing
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The way the story should be told.
8 March 2014 | by PWNYCNYSee all my reviews

For those who are expecting a repeat of the Mel Gibson movie, then prepare to be disappointed ... or pleasantly surprised. This movie is the sanitized version of the Gibson extravaganza. It is the movie that Gibson would have made if he had decided to ease off on the gratuitous depictions of violence. Depicting violence in a movie about Christ is unavoidable; it is part of the story. The violence has to be shown. The question is: how, without the violence itself becoming the main theme? This movie sticks to the story about Jesus; the violence is a part of the story. He is beaten, mocked, scorned, discredited, tortured, crucified and murdered. The story is told in its entirety. Yet, the director succeeds in telling the story in a straightforward non-sensationalist manner. By emphasizing Christ's humanity he brings the audience into the story. Regardless of your religious beliefs, one can relate to Jesus, his ministry and what he is trying to accomplish. His actions are plausible and understandable. His preaching is simple, sensible and comprehensible. His suffering and anguish is pitiful; his resurrection miraculous. Here the movie is strongest. Unlike the Gibson film, the resurrection is given full treatment and concludes the movie on a positive note, which is appropriate. The story of Jesus Christ requires no embellishment; it speaks for itself. Jesus was born, conducted his ministry, was betrayed, and was sacrificed. This is how the story is depicted in this movie. What more should anyone expect?


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