Risen (2016)

Risen (2016)

Risen (2016)

Biblical drama tracing the 40 days after the disappearance of the body of Jesus Christ, as seen through the eyes of agnostic Roman Centurion Clavius (Joseph Fiennes). Clavius is charged by Pontius Pilate (Peter Firth) to investigate rumours of a risen Jewish Messiah and locate the missing body, in order to subdue an imminent uprising in Jerusalem. Co-stars Tom Felton as Lucius and Cliff Curtis as Jesus.

2016Rating: M, Violence & content that may disturb107 minsUSA
ActionAdventureDrama
Director:
Kevin Reynolds ('Tristan + Isolde', 'Waterworld', 'Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves')
Writer:
Kevin ReynoldsPaul Aiello
Cast:
Tom FeltonJoseph FiennesCliff CurtisPeter FirthStephen HaganMaría BottoMish BoykoMark Killeen
87%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Whether or not it triggers a craze for divinely inspired detective stories, "Risen" makes a decent case for itself as the "Columbo" of the genre: It's amiable, creaky and not remotely predicated on the element of surprise.

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Time Out

Time Out

press

It's not often that faith-based films, competing in the same marketplace that rewards action, embrace the deeper, more difficult idea of meeting hate with love, but Risen tries.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

If you drink every time you're reminded of Monty Python's 1979 Judean jaunt, "Life of Brian," you might just make it through to the end.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

[The] acting is poor, the script is weak (the word "crusade" would not be invented for a thousand years) and the film-making is laughable.

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The Age

The Age

press

When it becomes the story of Clavius' gradual conversion from sceptic to believer, it seems to lose its nerve. It is earnest and surprisingly restrained.

0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

Though there's some clunky dialogue and not much real character development, Reynolds manages to put the action, mystery and drama elements together into a credible, and at times quite touching whole.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Not very inspirational

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Herald Sun

Herald Sun

press

Director Kevin Reynolds doesn't seem to realise he has one of western religion's ripping-est yarns on his hands. Instead, he gives us yet another movie Jesus that is nothing more than long hair and knowing stares.

0
Variety

Variety

press

Whether or not it triggers a craze for divinely inspired detective stories, "Risen" makes a decent case for itself as the "Columbo" of the genre: It's amiable, creaky and not remotely predicated on the element of surprise.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

It's not often that faith-based films, competing in the same marketplace that rewards action, embrace the deeper, more difficult idea of meeting hate with love, but Risen tries.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

If you drink every time you're reminded of Monty Python's 1979 Judean jaunt, "Life of Brian," you might just make it through to the end.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

[The] acting is poor, the script is weak (the word "crusade" would not be invented for a thousand years) and the film-making is laughable.

0
The Age

The Age

press

When it becomes the story of Clavius' gradual conversion from sceptic to believer, it seems to lose its nerve. It is earnest and surprisingly restrained.

0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

Though there's some clunky dialogue and not much real character development, Reynolds manages to put the action, mystery and drama elements together into a credible, and at times quite touching whole.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Not very inspirational

0
Herald Sun

Herald Sun

press

Director Kevin Reynolds doesn't seem to realise he has one of western religion's ripping-est yarns on his hands. Instead, he gives us yet another movie Jesus that is nothing more than long hair and knowing stares.

0

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