The Gospel of John Synopsis
The apostle recounts the life of Jesus Christ (Henry Ian Cusick) .
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L.A. Weekly

By Scott Foundas
It aims simply to relate a great and enveloping story -- one that may lead us to ponder the things that unite (rather than distance) peoples...
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By Todd McCarthy
Dramatically powerful, surprising in its strong narrative differences from previous cinematic tellings of "the greatest story" and bold in...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Surprisingly robust.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
This well-made epic boasts carefully researched production values and the talents of classically trained actors, but by literally playing...
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Los Angeles Times

By Kenneth Turan
Though it has loftier aims, it is in reality strictly a film made by believers for believers. It's like the Discovery Channel version of...
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
It's interesting to see a movie of this kind based on a single gospel, with no additions or interpolations from other sources. But except...
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Baltimore Sun

By Michael Sragow
Watching The Gospel of John is like listening to a religious audiotape while working a picture flip-book of the Bible.
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Chicago Tribune

Not a triumph or a tragedy, but faithful to its subject matter. And faithful, in this case, seems fitting.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Altogether too faithful to its source. The makers of this ponderously middlebrow Canadian production have re-created the Gospel of John in...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The Gospel of John is to "The Passion of the Christ" as tap water is to parboiled sacramental wine.
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The Gospel of John

By patricia43
I thought this was one of the best religious movies I have ever seen, save the Passion of the Christ. I think the personality of Jesus was right on and the actor starring as Jesus was absolutely...

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Rated PG-13 | For violence involving crucifixion