The Message
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The Message
This lavish spectacle chronicles the beginnings of Islam, one of the modern world's major religions. The story of how the prophet Mohammad saves the beleaguered people of Mecca from further oppressions focuses more on the actual battles than on the spiritual aspects. The story behind the film's genesis is even more interesting than the plot due to controversy surrounding it. The trouble began with the portrayal of Mohammad himself. A sacred figure to Muslim's, some sects believe that his face should never be seen or represented. To appease those protesting the film, director… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A religious epic that Hollywood tries to do for Islam what it did for Christianity."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"...the fact that this is the only substantial film about Mohammed and Islam makes Akkad's film worthwhile viewing."
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
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