Jesus of Nazareth
Jesus of Nazareth (1977)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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DVD Release Date: April 18, 2000
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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

The best film ever made that revolves around Jesus Christ remains Martin Scorsese's remarkable The Last Temptation of Christ, but for those opting for something more traditional, director Franco Zeffirelli's ambitious undertaking is clearly the best bet.

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Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide

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.

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Victoria Alexander

Anything about Jesus works for me.

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Kevin M. Williams
Zeffirelli is sometimes as over-emotive as a drunk at closing time who's wife threw him out which only slightly mars this overall decent interpretive spin… More
Cameron Johnson
As if quite a bit of Shakespeare and, later on down the line in his career, an adaptation of "Jane Eyre" wasn't enough, Franco Zeffirelli's… More