The Last Temptation of Christ Synopsis
Jesus (Willem Dafoe) is portrayed as a troubled man, torn between the spirit and the flesh.
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100

TV Guide

Powerful, haunting, and at times very moving, The Last Temptation of Christ presents its account of the events and conflicts of Christ's...
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100

USA Today

By Mike Clark
The crucifixion is the strongest such scene of all time. [26 Aug 1988]
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Here is a film that engaged me on the subject of Christ's dual nature, that caused me to think about the mystery of a being who could be...
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90

Los Angeles Times

By Sheila Benson
It would seem impossible that anyone looking into the heart and the clear intent of the film would fail to see Scorsese's passion for his...
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88

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jay Scott
Scorsese and Schrader have made a courageous film that people of all religions or no religion should be able to watch with identical...
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Gene Siskel
Dafoe manages to draw us into the mystery, anguish and joy of the holy life. This is anything but another one of those boring biblical...
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80

Wall Street Journal

By Julie Salamon
Mr. Scorsese has created a Judea that is dusty and harsh, where visions in the middle of a night seem like. Some of the visual compositions...
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80

Empire

By Kim Newman
This was controversial at the time and that put alot of people off, believing that the film was probably all hype, but this is a respectful...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

If you are a thoughtful, open-minded person see this reverent exploration into the mystery of Jesus, the man.
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75

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
It could have been shorter, some of its exchanges misfire, but I respect The Last Temptation of Christ, and I'm much more for it than...
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Not accurate

By geoelevation25
Martin Scorsese is one of the best directors of all time however, Jesus was never married nor was he put on the cross two seperate times. To christians like me this is serious. Therefore if you make...

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Rated R
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 16+ Controversial epic with brutality, sex. Mature teens only.
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