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Killing Jesus (2015)




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A fictionalized retelling of the life and death of Jesus Christ, based on the book 'Killing Jesus' by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard.

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Stephen Moyer
as Pontius Pilate
Kelsey Grammer
as King Herod
Joe Doyle
as Judas
Abhin Galeya
as John the Baptist
John Lynch
as Nicodemus
Eoin Macken
as Antipas
Alexis Rodney
as Simon (Peter)
Rufus Sewell
as Caiaphas
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Critic Reviews for Killing Jesus

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

Some viewers will doubtlessly be moved, but it will be more from what they bring to the table than what has been laid out for them.

April 2, 2015 | Full Review…

Killing Jesus is, for the most part, a missed opportunity, and despite its few good points, you're likely to conclude that, once again, the book was better.

April 2, 2015 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

A worthy addition to the canon of Christ films, if not quite touched by divine inspiration.

March 30, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

"Killing Jesus" is remarkable in how it captures the devotional Jesus; it is unremarkable in showcasing the radical Jesus, that is, how he upset the status quo of the religious culture of his day

August 9, 2017 | Full Review…

Rendered without much embellishment and acted with firmly controlled vigor, Killing Jesus, a TV adaptation of the bestselling book by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard, is a fine retelling of the story of Jesus Christ as a historical figure.

March 30, 2015 | Full Review…

The three-hour film is choppy, particularly in the first half, yet ultimately is an effective, compelling retelling of the story of Jesus' crucifixion.

March 30, 2015 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Killing Jesus


A more realistic telling of a familiar tale is a good thing, humanising the central figure, but not showing the miracles as they do begs the question: "what's the big deal about this guy? He certainly doesn't seem remarkable. Why do the crowds cheer him? Why does the establishment want him killed?" And so this telling had no teeth at the end of it, as if they neutered the efforts at the get go. Nonetheless, Rufus Sewell as Caiaphus manages to hold the entire effort together.

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Kevin M. Williams

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