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Clavius, a powerful Roman Military Tribune, and his aide Lucius, are tasked with solving the mystery of what happened to Jesus in the weeks following the crucifixion, in order to disprove the rumors of a risen Messiah and prevent an uprising in Jerusalem.
Publisher: Culver City, CA :, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment,, [2016]
Edition: EnglishSpanishFrench version.
Branch Call Number: DVD FEATURE RIS
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 107 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
4 3/4 in.,rda
digital,optical,surround,Dolby digital 5.1,rda
video file,DVD video,region 1,rda


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Mar 28, 2021

all of the parts were well acted well written and beleiveable

Feb 02, 2020

Another Story about Jesus and I've seen a lot of stories based on when Jesus was hanged on the cross, died, and had risen but this one version I fully believe in.

May 25, 2019

I think this is very worth watching. It's not for children, as it does give us a pretty graphic look at the grime and visceral violence in the day to day life of a Roman soldier. I felt it drew us into this life, with its perilous intersection with the province of ancient Judea. It gives a compelling context and setting for the rumors which began circulating about the resurrection of Jesus, and carries us along in one Roman's search for evidence: first as just another crazy zealot problem, until our Roman finds himself in the middle of things he cannot write off with a cynic's mind. The film has great pacing and acting, and comes from an unusual angle we really enjoyed.

CircMary Apr 18, 2018

An intriguing approach to the subject. I've added this one to my annual Easter movie viewing along with The Robe.

Mar 31, 2018

Tribune: " I believe. I will never be the same."

Oct 25, 2017

Resurrection is a tough sell to most. Even as an article of faith to many who consider themselves in some sense Christian, it has been eroded in recent years. A lot of demystifying has been done in seminary for years, but now its been put before the public by prominent writers that a grain of salt at least applies.

The result is that many may come away from this with a certain negativity based on the notion that they have been cinematically rhetoriced.

I feel my interest in Christianity is part of my effort to get a life. I think this film gives some worthwhile glimpses of what Christianity was, as it started off. In a sense, it is an exercise in 'living as if'. It seems clear it's about loving your God, and your neighbor, at the least. Its learning how you manage without grasping for your own personal security constantly. This film does not really put piety or belief in the forefront. The twelve discovered a way to change their attitude and they were delighted to tell people about it.

I don't see any reason to believe what unspools runs down other spiritual or religious traditions.

Rotten tomatoes shows more support from the public than from the critics. Mostly, I suppose, because they love Jesus, and love covers a multitude of sins.

Aug 13, 2017

The movie tells a great faith-based story, though there is some heavy violence. Not for younger children.

Aug 13, 2017

Great acting. Shows history from a fresh point. Will watch it again.

May 27, 2017

As a Christian, I give the resurrection of Jesus a 5 out of 5 stars. :P

However, Risen was a cool movie with a unique perspective, but I didn't find it all that stellar or engrossing. Perhaps the "coverage" of the so-called manhunt wasn't all that interesting to watch transpire. Although Clavius as played very well by Joseph Fiennes was a very worthy and noble "protagonist." My favourite scene was actually he and Pilate taking a bath :P : the room was super cool and the dialogue was fascinating.

The development of Clavius as he diligently investigated this pesky Jesus and his 'strange' followers with their incredible proclamations was fun to follow. All in all, I'm strained to give the film anything more than 3 1/2 stars even though I enjoyed it overall.

May 14, 2017

Interesting, fresh take on a familiar story, seen through the eyes of a nonbeliever. The acting is good, and less overly “dramatic” than in the more familiar 50’s cinematic Biblical epics. The sets and costumes seem authentic enough – the bonus material explains how large sets were built in Spain and Malta in order to recreate first-century Jerusalem. The story probes psychological effects as the protagonist comes to question everything he has known. Recommended; believers will find their faith reaffirmed, and nonbelievers (and believers too!) will be drawn into the story as the protagonist tries to solve a mystery.

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Jul 27, 2016

For 30 years, the Roman Empire of Tiberius Caesar has ruled the wasteland of Judaea and its people. ... As tribune to Prefect Pontius Pilate, my task is to keep order in a city that is steeped in unrest. ... The Jews pray
to their single God, Yahweh, for the arrival of the mystical Messiah as their religious leaders, the Sanhedrin, try to keep an uneasy peace. But each day creates more zealots to challenge the rule of Rome and bring freedom. Instead... .we bring them death.
It's not just about life eternal. It's how life is lived, by the sword or by love.

Jul 27, 2016

The mystery:
How did the stone fall 10 paces from the tomb? It took seven men, myself included, just to roll it closed. And the ropes weren't cut. They were torn as if thread. The seals melted like butter ... How did they take him? What happened to the Nazarene's body?
--I cannot reconcile all this with the world I know.
With your own eyes you've seen, yet still you doubt. Imagine the doubt of those who have never seen. That's what they face. What frightens you?
--Being wrong. Wagering eternity on it.
Tribune, do you truly believe all this?
--I believe... I can never be the same.


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