Willem Dafoe plays Jesus Christ in this extraordinarily controversial adaptation of Nikos Kazantzakis's novel. The film depicts a sometimes reluctant, self-doubting Jesus, gradually coming to accept H... read more
Directed by: Martin Scorsese
Release Date: August 12, 1988
DVD Release Date: April 25, 2000
Stats: 1,996 reviews
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September 19, 2012
With the Arab world murderously aflame over the depiction of their prophet in some cheesy internet vid I thought it a good time to revisit a work (far more legitimate!) that had Christians similarly upset. Scorcese's main crime here (apart from not putting his lips near any papa...
September 18, 2012
A retelling of the Gospels focusing on Jesus' internal struggle between flesh and spirit, humanity and divinity, with a twist at the end. An excellent adaptation of Nikos Kazantzakis' novel of theological speculation. It's amazing (and frightening) to contemplate that some Christ...
March 5, 2012fb100000257973100
I feel like that, before I write my opinion, that I should clarify something. From the day I was born till I moved from Memphis, I was raised in a Christian home. When I moved I went my own way and became agnostic. As such, I do have a background knowledge on Christianity and goi...
January 7, 2012
This is by far the weakest film by Scorsese to date. Visually flat and unimaginative film that is at times torture sit through. And not for the sake of the subject, but the sake of its crappiness.
October 28, 2011fb1664868775
An extremely challenging film which features a seminal performance by Dafoe and a great score from Peter Gabriel.
July 2, 2011fb619846742
A daring, gutsy film concerning the life of Jesus Christ (Willem Dafoe) and his final temptation of living a normal life with a loving wife, kids, and the prospect of growing old on this earth. While definitely a controversial film that could easily be labeled "blasphemy" by many...
February 1, 2011
An unconventional flesh and blood version of Jesus Christ, from Scorsese.
Not for the week minded.
August 2, 2010
WOH WOH WOH WOH!!!! When was David Bowie in this movie!!!??? I completely missed him! I watched the whole thing!? wtf!!!!
August 1, 2010
Has there ever been a more misunderstood film than Martin Scorcese's The Last Temptation Of Christ? Released amid great controversy and accused of being an offensive and unholy film, the truth of the matter is that it is a deeply reverent work which has the courage to ask challen...
July 15, 2010
phewwwwww... finally watched the whole movie. It's so slow that it took me months to watch it entirely. Every time I tried to watch it, it bored me so much after a few that I'd to put it off. But for some strange reason, I kept returning every couple of months from where I'd left...
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