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The Passion of the Christ

Because of its violent and graphic depictions, The Passion of the Christ is not a film for the whole family. But Mel Gibson's visual retelling of the agony of the cross may give some older viewers an appreciation for the suffering endured by Jesus. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B+
Violence: D
Sexual Content: A
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Run Time: 124
Theater Release: 25 Feb 2004
Video Release: 17 Feb 2009
MPAA Rating: R
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The Passion of the Christ is rated R: for sequences of graphic violence.

Cast: Mel Gibson, James Caviezel
Studio: Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
Website: Official site for The Passion of the Christ.

Detailed Review

If there was a vote for the most difficult historical figure to recreate in drama, Jesus Christ must be at the top of the list. After all, is there… 
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