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The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) Movie Information

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1439

Avg. Rating:

2.87/4

# of Ratings:

86

Genres:

Drama

Rating:

R

Language:

English

Theater Date:

08/12/1988

Director:

Martin Scorsese

Actors:

Willem Dafoe
Barbara Hershey
Harvey Keitel
Victor Argo
Irvin Kershner
Harry Dean Stanton

 

 

 

 

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Plot Outline:

The fictional story of Jesus until his death - dealing with his human temptations.

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One of those rare cases where a movie is every bit as fascinating as the controversy behind it. One of Martin Scorsese's finest work.

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An overwrought retelling of a familiar story that is so determined to appear different from traditional ideas, that it often falls short in connecting with the audience. The acting is flat, the story disjointed, and the symbolism often beats you over the head with its points.

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This film is terrible. I remember the controversy surrounding the film and stayed away for so long. Since it was Scorsese I tried viewing it with an open mind, but I found it terrible regardless of the subject matter. Sorry. Even Barbara Hershy and Willem Dafoe seemed flat and they are decent actors usually.

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I wonder if the same people who made such a fuss about this movie are the same ones who saw Passion of the Christ five times? Anyway, despite all the criticism, I found this to be deeply emotional. It has its flaws, but it's quite moving.

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Alex 07/05/2007 (2 of 2 found this helpful)

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I couldn't find it in myself to like this movie. It was not the fictional tones that bothered me, it bothered me of how the story was told. I expected more form Scorsese. Still, I recommend you check it out at least once.

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"The Last Temptation Of Christ" by Yojimbo

Based upon the novel of the same name, The Last Temptation of Christ provoked a lot of righteous indignation and protest upon its release, although if you look at the film objectively it is actually quite reverential in its treatment of Jesus and his life. The reinterpretation sees Jesus as a man tortured by the conflict between his flesh and blood desires and fears and his need to overcome them for the sake of spirituality, set within an authentic context. Dafoe's performance makes him a much more believable and "human" Christ who comes across as a kind of social revolutionary and the protestations were no doubt on behalf of the kind of rich religious organisations and televangelists that are the modern equivalent of the temple priests that Christ was protesting against. As an atheist, I...

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