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Jesus of Nazareth

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

The greatest story ever told

This is the best movie about the life of Jesus that I have ever seen. The acting is excellent and they try to stay as close to the Bible as possible. A great family movie.

posted by Anonymous on October 1, 2010

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Jesus of Nazareth (1977) bothered me the first time I saw it, an

Jesus of Nazareth (1977) bothered me the first time I saw it, and the second as well. This filmscore was written based on the King James Bible, and its protestant slant - which would be confusing for Catholics if the catch it - is the words Jesus says to Peter "Yo...
Jesus of Nazareth (1977) bothered me the first time I saw it, and the second as well. This filmscore was written based on the King James Bible, and its protestant slant - which would be confusing for Catholics if the catch it - is the words Jesus says to Peter "You are Peter, and upon this rock I will biuld WHAT I MUST CALL MY CHURCH". Jesus was not compelled to do anything by anyone. He speaks the words of the Father, and the erliest Gospels (in possession of the Catholic Church, protected throughout time and generations within 40 years of Christ's speaking them) the Synoptics, and I quote the familiar and correct words of Jesus: "Thou art Peter and Upon this rock I will build my Church". There is no equivocating on this. The prior was certainly a Protestant change. As we all know, there is one Christian Church centered in and drawing all grace from the Catholic Church. The Catholic Church presents all seven sacraments as sources of grace (but not all grace). All other Christian sects subsist in the Catholic Church in that they have a part of Christianity - which we should all celebrate. But let's be clear on exact wording and interpretation, which fade once you get into the miasma of 32,000 different Protestant religions.

posted by TimmyDTD on February 4, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Jesus of Nazareth, a Robert Powell Zombie

    The biggest turn off for me in watching a Bible movie is the glazed over eyes, slow ''righteous'' speech patterns that Powell and many others continue to do in these types of films. What mood altering chemicals was Powell on? Come on Hollywood these were real, historical people in extroardinary situations, not bleary eyed monsters from B-movies. Good performance by Olivier. Check out ''Jesus'' starring Brian Deacon that was filmed on location and not Morocco.

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