Bloodline (2008)

"Bloodline" follows documentary filmmaker, Bruce Burgess, into the so-called "bloodline conspiracy" that claims Jesus Christ married Mary Magdalene, who escaped to the south of France following his crucifixion, with… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 16, 2008
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Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Laura Kern
New York Times

The sensationalistic documentary Bloodline explores the supposition that there exists a lineage traceable to Jesus and Mary Magdalene.

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Jennifer Merin

In his investigation of the legend that Jesus survived crucifixion, married Mary Magdalene and fathered children who married French royalty, British director Bruce Burgess claims to present new evidence--including the mummified body of Mary Magdalene.

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Geoff Berkshire

Daft documentary [is] both exhausting and exasperating.

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Justin Chang

This nutty assemblage of art-history analysis, secret-society intrigue, amateur archaeology and paranoid thriller will be appreciated best by Da Vinci Code buffs and armchair conspiracy theorists in homevid and tube play.

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Meg Jones
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


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Kam Williams

If you're a conspiracy buff who believes The Da Vinci Code, and who wants further proof that Jesus was just a man, then have I got a flick for you.

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Drew Toal
Time Out New York

If you thought the fallout of Dan Brown's pop-Christian schlock had finally passed, think again.

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Stan Hall

Bloodline is quite enjoyable -- just be sure to take it with a full shaker of salt.

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Rob Humanick
Slant Magazine

As purportedly nonfictional cinema, Bloodline poses an implicit dilemma to viewers and critics: How do we know if what we're watching is real?

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Flixster Audience Score: 63% Flixster User Reviews
Brandon Klaus
It's an incomplete documentary with no real conclusions and not a lot of science behind anything they found, but I was interested the whole time and parts… More