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Jesus

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Jesus

type:
TV Show
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
174 minutes
performer:
Jacqueline Bisset, Gary Oldman, Jeremy Sisto, Debra Messing, David O'Hara
director:
Roger Young
distributor:
Trimark Pictures
author:
Suzette Couture
genre:
Drama

We gave it a C

God (and critics) have mercy on the actor chosen to bear the cross of playing Jesus, a delicate role that requires magnetic strength and serenity — not to mention potentially bad hippie hair — but at the same time lacks the scene-stealing complexities of Judas or Pontius Pilate (played by a perfectly snide Gary Oldman in this, CBS’ uninspired rendition of the most inspirational story ever told). With his teen-beat smile, SoCal voice, and matted wig, Sisto seems more like a philosophical Deadhead than a man shouldering the burden of the world’s sins. C

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