The Book of Life
The Book of Life (1998)

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,… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 7, 2000
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Nick Davis
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Anything touched by PJ Harvey is bound to be worth the trouble; even better, Hartley has made one of his better, least grating films.

Martin Scribbs
Mixed Reviews

Jesus-who's-come-again asks Himself soul-searching questions in what might've been called The Lack of Passion of the Christ.

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Jeremy Heilman
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Hartley always underplays things, even when the world's about to end.

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John Ballantine
The Book of Life has promise but it doesn't have the full punch of Hartley's other work. An interesting existential film nonetheless.
Anthony Valletta
Interesting low budget existential drama.