One movie I overlooked on the new cinema release list this week – and it’s one to avoid. SON OF GOD. The life story of Jesus is told from his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection. Critics and general viewers alike are rating this movie very low.
The Hollywood Reporter Todd McCarthy says: ‘This quite mediocre spawned-from-television feature feels like a Jesus film designed primarily for true believers, meaning that the faith-based public that has already been put on alert by seal-of-approval-dispensing church leaders that this is a film to see will make the Fox release into a significant Heartland attraction.’
And Chicago Sun-Times Richard Roeper: ‘It is the story of the faith in which I was raised, and it is a story told here with great reverence and extremely faithful renditions of scenes from the New Testament. But, alas, it’s not a good movie.’