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Killing Jesus (2015)

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A miniseries chronicling the life of Jesus of Nazareth.


Christopher Menaul


Martin Dugard (based on the book by), Walon Green | 1 more credit »
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Kelsey Grammer ... King Herod / Narrator
Vernon Dobtcheff ... Isaiah
Eoin Macken ... Herod Antipas
Rufus Sewell ... Caiaphas
John Rhys-Davies ... Annas
Michael D'Cruze Michael D'Cruze ... Caspar
Ravi Aujla Ravi Aujla ... Zechariah
Yousef 'Joe' Sweid ... Joseph (as Yousef Sweid)
July Namir ... Young Mary
Badria Timimi ... Elizabeth
Dan Mor ... Sillaeus
Ouidad Elma ... Sarah
Emmanuelle Chriqui ... Herodias
Waleed Elgadi ... Saul
Zoubir Abou Alfadel Zoubir Abou Alfadel ... Jesus (8 Years Old)


A miniseries chronicling the life of Jesus of Nazareth.

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Release Date:

29 March 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Isusovo ubojstvo See more »

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Filmed in Morocco. See more »

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They sure did...Kill Jesus in this one.
3 April 2015 | by sicolemanjr1See all my reviews

So glad to know I wasn't the only perplexed person watching this movie. This is what I posted on Facebook. And no. Not intended to step on believers toes. All in fun. "Ok. When the holiday's are approaching I usually scour the channels for interesting things to DVR to get into the holiday mood. I was channel surfing last week and saw a show on National Geo Channel called...Killing Jesus. I thought...hmmm...catchy name, so DVR'd it and Stan and I watched it last night after going to church for the Maundy Thursday service. Taking into consideration it had commercials we could fast forward through, I think we only wasted 2 hours rather than the 3 of the original production time. Stan and I kept looking at each other and going...huh? But it was like the time when we were kids and had a "haunted house" my mom helped us put together that the neighborhood kids paid us money to see. One of the peek boxes was so dumb that I told my mom "that's so dumb no one will want to look at it". And she in her wisdom said "because it is so dumb everyone will pay their money to see how dumb it is". And she was right. So, I think that is why we sat and watched the whole thing. It was so dumb we had to watch the whole dang thing. After watching it and pondering a bit I came up with an analogy. I thought it was like a 6th grade boy who got an assignment at the beginning of the school year, to read the bible and then write an essay on it. He had all year to do it. He then waited until two weeks before and realizing he had to do something, went to Barnes and Noble and got Cliffs notes to help him with his project. Realizing he had all of two weeks he decided he would also produce a movie. Knowing the best costume source would be Wilson's 5 and dime he proceeded over and got only the best of wigs and mustache/beard combo's. Now that he was set he decided to ask the class clown (Kelsey Grammar) to be a character in his production. He put together a script made up of Cliffs Notes and a couple of notable Jesus phrases he had learned in Sunday school and randomly threw them in where he thought they might fit pretty well. "The heck with accuracy he said to himself...this is Hollywood!". And that, my dear friends, is...Killing Jesus. After watching that movie, although I am not claiming to be a biblical scholar or anything like it, I felt like one!!! The thing they finally got right, I must give them credit for, was the characters looked like people would have looked and not like Brad Pitt in all his blonde glory as Jesus. Oy Vey!!! Now being a Christian and well versed in the command to forgive, I will say to the writers and producers. You are forgiven...but GO AND SIN NO MORE!"

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