for intense and bloody depiction of The Crucifixion, and for some sequences of violence
Diogo Morgado, Amber Rose Revah, Greg Hicks
Hearst Entertainment Productions
Release Date/In Theaters
Released just in time for the Easter season, Son of God is a unique cinematic look at the life of Jesus. It is a powerful epic tale of his life. This account traces the life of Jesus from his birth to crucifixion. This brings the stories of the Bible to life. This version of the tale is the best to come around since that classic starring Charlton Heston. This parental guide to the movies will refrain from making religious judgments about the film and basis its recommendation on the level of violence and age appropriateness of the film. These recommendations encourage parents to make their own judgments about the age appropriateness of the film based on their own beliefs and opinions.
Many of the scenes in this film will be familiar to those that know the Bible stories. It just takes them to the big screen to give the audience a sense of being there. This film is emotional and focuses on the impact that Jesus had on those that he touched. The film focuses on the Roman reaction to the threat that they saw in the movement that Jesus had started. There is nothing new in the film, but it is a telling of the familiar in a new and different way. The scenery, costuming, and acting are exceptional and create an excellent portrayal of these familiar stories and events.
The MPAA rated it as a PG-13 due to the gruesome crucifixion scene and other sequences of violence. There are some violent scenes as the people begin to riot in the streets. The crucifixion scene is particularly gruesome and realistic. This family movie guide believes that it is up to the individual to determine what is appropriate or inappropriate for their children according to their own religious beliefs and convictions. This is a wonderfully done take on the stories from the Bible.
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