(spoilers)with the bad reviews I would have thought this movie is your standard crap movie. Surprise. It isn’t. It’s fairly decent. Good acting all around. Probably more sincere than say Stigmata.in the end, hey it wasn’t him, but it certainly kept me sweating with thoughts of what if’s through out the movie. The only weak part is the explanation of the prayer towards the end. Was the prayer a fake or was it the missing prayer. But anyway, it was a good watch and Antonio and Olivia is in it.8/10Quality: 7/10 Entertainment: 9/10 Replayable: 5/10
This movie has a plus side and a minus side:-On the plus side,the fear a priest encounters when he discovers that bones found in a Jerusalem' s grave by an archaeologist might be Jesus 's ones.So if Jesus is a man,it's a whole religion which falls down;one should note that ,for that matter ,the Muslims' and the Jews ' religions stand in little danger of bringing this about.Antonio Banderas is very convincing,I do not know if the actor is a believer,but we do believe the character he portrays is.-On the minus side,when the movie becomes a thriller (complete with kidnapping,shootings and priest becoming a superhero),it peters out.One can admit the Jews want to keep the Vatican from getting the bones,but that part is not better than a Van Damme flick.Watch this movie anyway cause it asks disturbing questions.
This movie has a mix of romance, religion and action and is quite interesting as it creates the suspense throughout the whole movie and asks the question of "Is religion real?" or if Jesus really existed. It involves the development of friendships, political tension, science and religion, all conflicting with each other. Antonio Banderas playing the main actor probably contributed the extremely well presented part, as well as the characters Sharon Golban and the typical bad guy Abu Josef. This movie contains a balance of action, talking and also theory so thinking about thinsg would probably be a good skill to have when watchnig this movie. Also, there are a lot of twists and turns, especially the ending! To conclude, the movie is good and I would recommend it to anyone who would be willing to watch a movie abuot religion and what happens when things conflict with it. by CLSJC