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Killing Jesus TV Review on National Geographic Channel

In the film, Jesus is confronted by his cousin John The Baptist, and it’s though John has to reveal to Jesus what He was there to do. Jesus in the film is clueless and even denies that He is there for the purpose in which God clearly states in the Bible. Wait a minute… I don’t remember that part in the Bible?

It features name actors, including Kelsey Grammer and Rufus Sewell, and it was executive produced by Ridley Scott among others, but it is far less than the sum of its parts. In particular, Wemple criticizes O’Reilly’s constant countdown of how much time the person he is writing operation java ott about has left to live and his use of the phrase “so it is that…” at the beginnings of sentences. Wemple calls the phrase a “a four-word clump of throat-clearing mumbo-jumbo” and states that another reviewer counted roughly sixteen or so occurrences of it in Killing Jesus.

And like her protagonist, she lost her human rights lawyer father to a bullet fired by an unknown assassin. But although Mora never tracked down the man who killed her father, she became preoccupied with the question of what she would have done had she found him. This narrative, and the film’s nervy energy, should help it connect with audiences beyond the festival circuit. It has already bowed in Toronto and San Sebastian, where Killing Jesus won the Eroski youth prize and a special mention in the New Directors section. Nevertheless, the film, like the book, except for some marveling at prophecies fulfilled, sticks mostly with what might be called Jesus’ human activity.

Apparently as a result of this purpose, the miraculous aspects of Jesus’ life are severely minimized. Only two miracles of Jesus are portrayed in Killing Jesus, with two other individuals referring to other miracles . I hope that someday here in Hollywood, there will be a seminar where Jewish scholars will demonstrate to film and television producers how Jesus and the Jews of his time would have dressed and what their religious and life practices would have been. Here, most of the Jews wear the kippah, or skullcap — but Jesus never does. These men were observant Jews, and by leaving off the prayer shawl and the kippah for Jesus and the disciples, the film, like almost every other Jesus film, lacks historical authenticity.

They are arrogant, self-righteous, self-interested and power-hungry. Maybe it was because I was washing dishes while watching this movie…but I had to turn it off a little bit into it. I got to the part where Jesus has to be told by John the Baptist that he is the son of God…and John tells him the “voices” told him. Then Jesus acts surprised…WOW…not scriptural. Hated this movie and very very disappointed in this review.