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Status: Released

Runtime: 199

Budget: $20,000,000

Revenue: $12,000,000

Language: en

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  • A Maior História De Todos Os Tempos
  • La historia más grande jamás contada
  • La plus grande histoire jamais contée
Content Score: 100

5.9/10 (9 votes)


All-star epic retelling of Christ's life.


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Director: George Stevens
Writers: , ,

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Max von Sydow

Max von Sydow
as Jesus

Michael Anderson Jr.

Michael Anderson Jr.
as James the Younger

Carroll Baker

Carroll Baker
as Veronica

Ina Balin

Ina Balin
as Martha of Bethany

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A review by John Chard


Sue me, but I like it plenty, all 3 hours plus of ass numbing is not a problem to me. It has been called a cumbersome bore, amongst other things, but some of the technical craft is amazing. The story itself is enthralling, building to the shattering Crucifixion parts of the tale, while for every pointless star cameo shoehorned into the production, there's also a Savalas, a Baker and a Heston. Then of course there's Sydow, giving a beautifully intense turn as Jesus, a magnetic portrayal that holds the attention throughout.

Ironically director George Stevens struggled with his own... read the rest.


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