Clavius is a powerful Roman Military Tribune and he is assigned the job of finding out what happened to the body of Yahshua after his death. His aide Lucius needs to help him disprove the rumors of a risen Messiah to prevent an uprising in Jerusalem. The Roman’s are already having many problems and clashes with the Jewish people. Barabbas has headed a revolution by the Zealots.
This is a fictional retelling of a Biblical story but I do find fault in the order of some of the scenes. They are not accurate in chronological order and the story about Barabbas is inaccurate. There is graphic violence and it really shows the level of torture and inhumane treatment by the Romans. 2 ½* (This movie is so-so)
107 min, Action directed by Kevin Reynolds with Joseph Fiennes, Tom Felton, Peter Firth, Cliff Curtis, Maria Botto, Luis Callejo, Antonio Gil, Richard Atwill, Stewart Scudamore, Andy Gathergood, Stephen Hagan.
Note: Imdb 6.3 out of 10, 52% critic 71% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Roger Ebert 2 ½*, Amazon 4.5* out of 5* with 1732 reviews.
Special Note: Filmed in Malta and Andalucia, Spain. Tom Felton plays Lucius and he has worked with Joseph Fiennes’ brother Ralph in the Harry Potter films.