Barabba (Barabbas)
Barabba (Barabbas) (1961)

This 1962 Biblical epic was adapted by Christopher Fry from the novel by Pär Lagerkvist. Anthony Quinn stars as Barabbas, the thief who was pardoned in place of Jesus. For the rest of his life, the guilt-ridden criminal tries to justify his… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 5, 2002
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Critic Score: 100% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael Sragow
New Yorker

Problems of dubbing and pacing and a lack of scene-to-scene variety weigh the movie down, but Christopher Fry's pointed and intelligent free adaptation of Pär Lagerkvist's 1950 novel resists grandiloquence.

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

Lacking the Circus Maximus spectacle of its famous predecessor, Barabbas compensates with nuanced acting from Anthony Quinn

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Nick Pinkerton
Film Comment Magazine

Like Fleischer's oeuvre as a whole, it's ripe for reconsideration-the Greatest Story Ever Told has been Retold and Retold, but Barabbas brings it back from the dead.

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Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

An extremely underrated Biblical epic.

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Lucas Martins
Barabbas is a beautiful work of Fleischer and Quinn. One of the most exciting and terrific Biblical films. Fresh.