SON OF GOD – A Review by John Strange

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SON OF GOD

By: John ’Doc’ Strange

Directed by: Christopher Spencer

Cast: Diogo Morgado, Greg Hicks, Adrian Schiller, Darwin Shaw, Sebastian Knapp, Joe Wredden, Simon Kunz, Paul Marc Davis, Matthew Gravelle, Amber Rose Revah and Roma Downey

MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for intense and bloody depiction of The Crucifixion, and for some sequences of violence)

Selig Rating: FULL PRICE

Runtime: 138 Min.


Son of God is the story of Jesus of Nazareth, from his humble birth to his death and resurrection.  Where this film differs from any previous telling is the inherent humanity we see in Jesus.  Even as he performs miracles, his warmth and humor shines through. 

The politics of the time are explored as well.  In Jerusalem there are two levels of rule, political (the Romans) and ecumenical (the Jews).  After so many years of strife and bloodshed between the two groups there has finally come a barely stable truce, more a stalemate than peace.

This peace is threatened when Jesus and his flock of disciples and followers travel to Jerusalem for Passover.  What many people don’t realize is that the danger to Jesus was the leadership of the Jews who feared the wrath of the Romans should trouble erupt.   They could not believe the peaceful intent of the man, whom they considered to be a blasphemer.

Whether you believe in the story of Jesus Christ or not, this is a well made film.  It shows a human side to the man.  I recommend Son of God to everyone.


Movie Site: http://www.sonofgodmovie.com


The Selig Rating Scale:

FULL PRICE – Excellent movie, well worth the price
MATINEE – Good movie
DOLLAR – OK movie
CABLE – No need to rush. Save it for a rainy day.
FREEBIE – Good that I saw it on the big screen but wish I hadn't paid for it.
COMMERCIAL TV – Commercials and cutting to the allotted time will not hurt this one.
FORGET IT! – Bad. If you see this one, do yourself a favor and keep it to yourself.
GET YOUR TORCHES – BAD! – Burn the script, the writer, the director and maybe even the actors!

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