This film inteligently explores the passion story, by reflecting on the impact it could have in a modern day setting. The choice of setting, Glasgow, is well used and unnervingly accurate at times.
The film in essence is a classic gangster romp, whose hero, the ex-convict seeking a fresh start, refreshingly does not fall back into his old ways, but does eventually pay the price for his decisions.
In some ways, this film is almost a British version of "American History X" in the sense that it highlights problems of modern Britain. The distinction is that here, the solution is born from the inspiration of the biblical account of Jesus as a rebel figure in history.
I highly recommend this film, maybe the strongest recommendation I can give though, is anecdotal. I decided to pick this film up at 1.45am after having seen it on TV, by the time I had clicked the buy button, somone else had come along and bought the second hand copy I wanted :)