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VIDEO: The Most Shocking Secrets You Never Knew about the Passion of Christ

The Passion of Christ is the number one independent movie ever made until this time. Not only because it is a movie that tries to portray the suffering of Christ and the way He sacrificed Himself for us, but also because it has set off a lot of controversies.
There are a lot of facts about it that no one knows which makes the movie even more interesting than you thought it was. These secrets take this movie to the next level.

Also, here is some information on the reception of “The Passion of the Christ”, provided by Wikipedia.

The Passion of the Christ polarized critics: Jim Caviezel’s performance, the musical score, the sound, the makeup, and the cinematography were praised, while the film’s graphic violence and alleged antisemitic undertones were singled out for criticism. The film has a “rotten” rating of 49% on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 268 reviews with an average score of 5.9 out of 10. The consensus states “The graphic details of Jesus’ torture make the movie tough to sit through and obscure whatever message it is trying to convey.” The film’s Metacritic score of 47 out of 100, based on 43 critics, indicates “mixed or average reviews”. CinemaScore reported that audiences gave the film a rare “A+” grade.


In a positive review for Time, Richard Corliss called The Passion of the Christ “a serious, handsome, excruciating film that radiates total commitment.” New York Press film critic Armond White praised Gibson’s direction, comparing him to Carl Theodor Dreyer in how he transformed art into spirituality. Roger Ebert from the Chicago Sun-Times gave the movie four out of four stars, calling it “the most violent film [he] ha[s] ever seen” as well as reflecting on how the film personally impacted him as a former altar boy saying “What Gibson has provided for me, for the first time in my life, is a visceral idea of what the Passion consisted of. That his film is superficial in terms of the surrounding message — that we get only a few passing references to the teachings of Jesus — is, I suppose, not the point. This is not a sermon or a homily, but a visualization of the central event in the Christian religion. Take it or leave it.” In a negative review, Slate magazine’s David Edelstein called it “a two-hour-and-six-minute snuff movie”, while Jami Bernard of the New York Daily News felt it was “the most virulently anti-Semitic movie made since the German propaganda films of World War II”. Writing for the Dallas Observer, Robert Wilonsky said he found the movie “too turgid to awe the nonbelievers, too zealous to inspire and often too silly to take seriously, with its demonic hallucinations that look like escapees from a David Lynch film; I swear I couldn’t find the devil carrying around a hairy-backed midget anywhere in the text I read.”

The June 2006 issue of Entertainment Weekly named The Passion of the Christ the most controversial film of all time, followed by Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange (1971). In 2010, Time listed it as one of the most “ridiculously violent” films of all time.

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