Love this movie. My daughter and I have watched it through her growing years and we still consider it among the best in terms of acting and production values. I have a few reservations though, including some hints of Mary-worship, the baptism by pouring rather than immersion, and the spookiness of the miracles. That said, I used these elements as teaching opportunities with my daughter, directing her to what God's Word says on each. My complaint about this particular product is that it's not widescreen so you miss large portions of scenes as Zeffirelli directed and presented them. For me, the widescreen format brings the majesty of the subject and the brilliance of the director alive. I hope this helps.
I give It, a Number(#)Twenty(-)Three;(23)Rating-Along With a Five(5)Out Of(Five)5 Star(Rating)(-)Product Quality Is(a Five 5 Out Of Five 5 Rating)(-Product)Value(Is a Five 5 Out Of Five 5 Rating)(-)And Meets Expectations(Is a Five 5 Out Of Five 5 Rating).
This movie has always been with me since a child. My mother would turn on the TV around this time of year and we would all sit down and watch it. I just had to get my own so I can watch it anytime of the year, not just around Christmas time. It's the only movie I would watch that portraits Jesus. The others are too modern made for my taste. So glad I have my very own.
Robert Powell's portrayal of Jesus is the most powerful and compelling ever.The all star cast has to be one of the best ever assembled.This movie is unparalleled in it's telling of the Gospels.We've come a long way technology wise, but an acting job like this will likely never be seen again.