The Passion of the Christ In his bloody vision of Jesus' last 12 hours, Mel Gibson gets at the link between pain and what lies on the other side of… 2004-02-25 R Drama James Caviezel Monica Bellucci Rosalinda Celentano Luca Lionello Maia Morgenstern Ted Rusoff Hristo Naumov Shopov Mel Gibson Newmarket Capital Group
Movie Review

The Passion of the Christ (2004)

MPAA Rating: R

Details Limited Release: Feb 25, 2004; Rated: R; Genre: Drama; With: James Caviezel; Distributor: Newmarket Capital Group; More

In his bloody vision of Jesus' last 12 hours, Mel Gibson gets at the link between pain and what lies on the other side of it -- between horror and awe. Yet he pays token reverence to the way that Jesus saw heaven, and not just hell, on earth.

Originally posted Mar 12, 2004 Published in issue #755 Mar 12, 2004 Order article reprints