Jesus of Nazareth
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Jesus of Nazareth
Because director Franco Zeffirelli noted publicly that he intended to depict Jesus Christ as a human being rather than a religious icon, his expensive made-for-TV miniseries Jesus of Nazareth fell victim to protestors long before its April 3, 1977, debut. Despite the pullout of several sponsors, Jesus of Nazareth was aired as scheduled, sweeping the ratings in the process. In avoiding the usual overproduced Hollywood approach to the Gospels, Zeffirelli offers one of the most sensitive and reverent portrayals of Jesus ever seen on film. In the title role, Robert Powell heads a huge… More

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"May not be the best life-of-Jesus film ever made… but no other Jesus film offers an interpretation of the gospel story as comprehensive and definitive."
‑ Steven D. Greydanus, Decent Films Guide
"Anything about Jesus works for me."
‑ Victoria Alexander, FilmsInReview.com
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