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
90%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

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.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

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.

2.0
0
The Times

The Times

press

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

2.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

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

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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.

2.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

A refreshing film, expertly made and acted.

4.0
0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

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.

3.0
0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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.

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

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.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

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.

2.0
0
The Times

The Times

press

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

2.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

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

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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.

2.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

A refreshing film, expertly made and acted.

4.0
0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

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.

3.0
0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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.

3.0
0

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