Mary Magdalene

Mary Magdalene

Mary Magdalene

From the director of hit drama Lion, the story of Mary Magdalene starring Rooney Mara, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Joaquin Phoenix as Jesus.

Constricted by the hierarchies of the day, Mary defies her traditional family to join a new social movement led by the charismatic Jesus of Nazareth. She soon finds a place within the movement and at the heart of a journey that will lead to Jerusalem.

2017Rating: M, Adult themes120 minsUK
DramaHistorical

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Mary Magdalene / Reviews

Flicks, Aaron Yap

Flicks, Aaron Yap

The much-delayed arrival of a new cinematic Mary Magdalene could not be more appropriate. For this woke zeitgeist, it’s something to be embraced: the revisioning of a key biblical figure, too regularly marginalised in popular culture as the repentant holy harlot, from a more progressive, humanist perspective. That it was once a hot ticket for its scandal-ravaged US distributor The Weinstein Company adds an unavoidable, uneasy layer of irony to the whole project.

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Variety

Variety

Hushed, deliberate and realised with considerable care and beauty, the resulting film has its heart entirely in the right place; its pulse, unfortunately, is far harder to locate.

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Time Out

Time Out

It ripples with interesting ideas, but the overall effect is glassy and inert, with Rooney Mara's Mary an oddly elusive presence in the film that carries her name.

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The Times

The Times

Jesus is a stoner Messiah, with his woozy delivery and Kris Kristofferson beard.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

It goes straight for the forehead: it is a brow-furrower and a temple-rubber, best mulled over at a remove.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Sets itself a bold task: to rescue Mary Magdalene from an age-old tradition of patriarchal condescension and misinterpretation. And yet it winds up embracing a solemn, softly-spoken and slow-moving Christian piety of its own.

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Stuff

Stuff

A refreshing film, expertly made and acted.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

Although a rather elegant and serene interpretation of an eternal story, this film has little new or interesting to offer either to believers or non-believers.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

An interesting new take on a very well-known tale and a praiseworthy act of revisionism, but one which doesn't ultimately deliver on its early promise.

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