Great movie, took me years to watch as I didn't want to see a Jesus slasher movie as I was told it was. Was surprised pleasantly due to movie production value. Jesus is so brave, and still lives to be there for those who want him- common man like me thinks he' d like the movie- just guessing, haven' t asked him lol!
We bought this the past year for our kids to see just how much suffering Jesus endured for us. The church readings are pretty sanitized and you do not understand how vicious the scourging of prisoners was. Once kids are of the age they can handle the graphic nature of the whips with the jagged metal pieces in them I recommend they see it. It puts them on an entirely new level of understanding what was given up for us. Mel Gibson has his detractors but this is a great piece of work as many of his other works such as 'The Patriot.' Ironic that it took an Australian to make one of the best movies about the American Revolution.
things you learn as a grade school student brought into the reality of grown up life. all these years of reading and hearing this from the bible- this movie was an entire new level of understanding. recommend for all age groups.