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Admittedly the storyline drags in the beginning. Personally, I feel that this movie would have had a much bigger impact on/for families, with a little less "action-packed" violence and sexual-innuendo throughout the movie.
This is probably why it was not rated; and ended up as a 2012 "lost Christian TV movie"---not readily available through Christian retailers/outlets. With that said:
Billy Zane was totally believable as Barabbas. Although a rogue character; Barabbas is intriguing and real when he asks all the really tough questions ---WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, WHY, HOW, and most importantly; WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME [eventually he finds the answer to all of these questions].
Anna Valle's character "Claudia" (as Pontius Pilate's wife) was also very intriguing (did she know Jesus personally?).
Although this movie is clearly not entirely factual; who can say for certain, that the real Barabbas mentioned in the Bible, was not used mightily in this way for God's purposes?
The ending was thrilling [I didn't see it coming] and easily believable---it made my heart "skip a beat"---it made me think about what is really important in this life, and beyond!
SEE IT; and tell your friends!!!
Hoping for the star power of Quinn, we get Billy Zane instead for this TV adaptation. He is the only recognizable name in the cast that features Italian actors who have their performances poorly dubbed into English. As "Barabbas" opens, we pretty much make quick work of Barabbas's pardon and Jesus's crucifixion. What we are left with is the aftermath to make up the entire body of the miniseries. In the first half of the presentation, we see flashbacks to understand just how this rather unpleasant fellow ended up standing next to Christ in the first place.Read more ›
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This version is not bad at all and seems to follow the book more closely. Zane does a good job as Barabbas production values are decent. I'm a fan of the A. Read morePublished 10 months ago by STEVE O.
Anthony Quinn in Barabbas will always be dear to me as the Classic, however, I am very impressed with Billy Zane and the entire cast of the New Barabbas.Published 10 months ago by Denise Lang
Great Addition to My Collection of Biblical Movies and a Great Addition as Billy Zane as Barabbas...Published 16 months ago by Gerald Shattuck
Seen this movie and had to have it, Its a movie about the life of Barabbas, Its an epic story of faith and redemption, they were to chose to crucify Jesus or Barabbas, a man who... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Perry S
Barabbas was fantastic. Blu ray just made it an instant classic. What a story-told and displayed in aTelivision Epic way❗Published 20 months ago by Peter M.