The Book of Life
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Hal Hartley directed this French-produced comedy about the Second Coming of Christ (Martin Donovan), with Thomas Jay Ryan in the role of Satan. While a gambler (David Simonds) and a waitress (Miho Nikaido) talk with Satan in a hotel bar, Jesus arrives at JFK airport with Magdalena (PJ Harvey). Jesus has been sent down to end the world by breaking the Seven Seals on a computer disk in a bowling alley locker room. Made in digital video blown up to 35mm, this film is part of the French "Collection 2000 Seen By" television series of one-hour films about the Millennium (and the only one… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Anything touched by PJ Harvey is bound to be worth the trouble; even better, Hartley has made one of his better, least grating films."
‑ Nick Davis, Nick's Flick Picks
"Jesus-who's-come-again asks Himself soul-searching questions in what might've been called The Lack of Passion of the Christ."
‑ Martin Scribbs, Mixed Reviews
"Hartley always underplays things, even when the world's about to end."
‑ Jeremy Heilman, MovieMartyr.com
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