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The Most Controversial Film of the 80's,
This review is from: The Last Temptation Of Christ [DVD] (DVD)
The last year of Jesus Christ ( Played by William Defoe) becomes the messiah of the Jews and showing them his teaching of love and life, then persecuted then crucified, during his crucifixion he dreams of a archangel showing him of what would it be like it he was a mortal Israelite, married to Mary Magdalene ( Barbara Hershey) and as a family man, also being driven by divine doubt, the voice of god and human desires.
A great and highly misunderstood biblical movie that was heavily criticized as blasphemy and sacrilege by some religious groups, it was the most controversial movie of the year 1988, some theaters refused to have it shown and Universal pictures whom owned the movie was protested as well. I think this is a very artistic and well done movie showing what Christ would be like as a mortal man, Dafoe plays Jesus good including the other cast like Barbara Hershey, William Defoe, and David Bowie.