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Drawing on the controversial "Bloodline" conspiracy that claims Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene actually married and had children, director Bruce Burgess' documentary cuts to the heart of the matter by speaking with two alleged members of the Priority of Scion -- a secret society rumored to have closely guarded the bloodline of Christ thought the centuries. In 1982, Christians around the world were shocked by a best-seller titled Holy Blood, Holy Grail, and though it was that book that is often credited with promulgating the "Bloodline" theory, it was author Dan… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The sensationalistic documentary Bloodline explores the supposition that there exists a lineage traceable to Jesus and Mary Magdalene."
‑ Laura Kern, New York Times
"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."
‑ Jennifer Merin,
"Daft documentary [is] both exhausting and exasperating."
‑ Geoff Berkshire,
"Taking up where "The Da Vinci Code" left off, this enthralling documentary inflames the imagination and pushes the envelope of controversy."
‑ Susan Granger, SSG Syndicate
"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."
‑ Justin Chang, Variety
‑ Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"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."
‑ Kam Williams, NewsBlaze
"Here lies hoax and charlatanism, but if Burgess' discovery turns into a proven revelation, his documentary should turn into a runaway hit and my rating turns Fresh!"
‑ Jules Brenner, Cinema Signals
"If you thought the fallout of Dan Brown's pop-Christian schlock had finally passed, think again."
‑ Drew Toal, Time Out New York
"Bloodline is quite enjoyable -- just be sure to take it with a full shaker of salt."
‑ Stan Hall, Oregonian
"As purportedly nonfictional cinema, Bloodline poses an implicit dilemma to viewers and critics: How do we know if what we're watching is real?"
‑ Rob Humanick, Slant Magazine
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