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About the Movie
Risen is the epic Biblical story of the Resurrection, as told through the eyes of a non-believer. Clavius (Joseph Fiennes), a powerful Roman military tribune, and his aide, Lucius (Tom Felton), are tasked with solving the mystery of what happened to Jesus (Cliff Curtis) in the weeks following the crucifixion, in order to disprove the rumors of a risen Messiah and prevent an uprising in Jerusalem.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 119
- Fresh: 61
- Rotten: 58
- Average Rating: 5.6/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: "Risen" is a fascinating cultural artifact, but as a film, it's destined for no glory greater than as an appropriate cable rerun on Easter.
Rotten: Despite not doing much more than preach to the choir, Risen is still more nuanced than the lion's share of recent faith-based dramas.
Fresh: Whatever your religious affiliation, you will come away thinking that if all this did actually happen, it probably happened something like this.
Fresh: While it descends too often into the melodramatic, it's a solid, smart picture and a welcome addition to the genre.
Tom Felton is an incredible actor
And this film is going to be amazing.
Speaking as a conservative Christian, who actually bought the film I was quite disappointed. Christ and His followers are shown as a moon-struck group who are just out to love everybody. A very superficial take. It was far too melodramatic in the second half to finish watching.
Two stars given because Finnes does a fine job of acting. But then he always does.
You need to see this.
Powerful is the word that comes to mind. I was blown away. The story is of course amazing, fantastic acting, wonderful costuming, scenery, cinematography.... 5 stars all the way. Just rent it, you won't be sorry. Then you can leave a review telling others your experince. I rent about 150 movies on itunes each year. This is the 2nd review I've ever left.