Jésus de Montréal (Jesus of Montreal)
Jésus de Montréal (Jesus of Montreal) (1989)

A modern-day Passion Play becomes a reenactment of the life and death of Jesus Christ in more ways than one with this critically acclaimed drama from Quebec filmmaker Denys Arcand. Lothaire Bluteau stars as Daniel Coloumbe, an intense young… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 17, 1989
DVD Release Date: February 3, 2004
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Critic Score: 79% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy

Denys Arcand made this original movie, in which life imitates art, at the peak of his career, right after Decline of the American Empire.

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Jake Euker

Bluteau has taken his Daniel too seriously, Daniel has taken his Jesus too seriously, and Arcand’s resolute detachment brings the whole conception down.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Inventive, witty, illuminating: about a contemporary staging of the Passion play, the institutional church's reverence for the status quo, & the false gods of secularism.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
John Ballantine
My very first of a lot of things. My first indie. My first foray into Quebecois film. My first look at a Denys Arcand film..and the first time seeing the… More
Anthony Valletta
Underrated film. Great allegory.
Dannielle Albert
The movie has some good points: that consumerism, materialism, are hedonism are empty lifestyles. Pop culture... (wealth, sex, the media) is worshipped like a… More
Linda K. T.
Arcand's depiction on religion and Montreal itself have somewhat not change until now (almost 20 years later). The film opens on a lot of subjects that… More
Joey Nevarez
I liked the first half of this, but by the end it was just too much, and getting too obvious. The clever, calling-of-the-disciples allusion is my favorite, and… More