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In 33 AD, a Roman Tribune in Judea is tasked to find the missing body of Jesus Christ, who rose from the dead.

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Kevin Reynolds

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Kevin Reynolds (screenplay), Paul Aiello (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph Fiennes ... Clavius
Tom Felton ... Lucius
Peter Firth ... Pilate
Cliff Curtis ... Yeshua
María Botto ... Mary Magdalene (as Maria Botto)
Luis Callejo ... Joses
Antonio Gil ... Joseph of Arimathea
Richard Atwill Richard Atwill ... Polybius
Stewart Scudamore ... Peter
Andy Gathergood ... Quintus
Stephen Hagan ... Bartholomew
Mish Boyko ... John
Jan Cornet ... Thomas / Dydimus
Joe Manjón Joe Manjón ... Simon the Canaanite (as Joe Manjon)
Pepe Lorente Pepe Lorente ... Thaddeus
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Storyline

Follows the epic Biblical story of the Resurrection, as told through the eyes of a non-believer. Clavius, a powerful Roman Military Tribune, and his aide Lucius, are tasked with solving the mystery of what happened to Yahshua in the weeks following the crucifixion, in order to disprove the rumors of a risen Messiah and prevent an uprising in Jerusalem. Written by Sony Pictures

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Witness the manhunt that changed the course of human history


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Rated PG-13 for Biblical violence including some disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 February 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Clavius See more »

Filming Locations:

Malta See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,801,271, 21 February 2016

Gross USA:

$36,880,033

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$46,069,568
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Joseph Fiennes' brother, Ralph Fiennes, also played "Jesus Christ" in the animated childrens' film "Miracle Maker". See more »

Goofs

Under duress from the Sanhedrin, Pilate finally orders Clavius to have just two of his soldiers guard Jesus' tomb. Whether one of Pilate's auxiliary units, the Sanhedrin's temple guard, or some combination was assigned to guard the tomb, known historical Roman and Judean practices dictated that the entire detail had at least 15 troops, allowing them to set up several shifts so they could take turns guarding the tomb four or five at a time while their comrades slept. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Inn Keeper: Roman, huh? That's a Tribune's ring?
Clavius: Yes.
Inn Keeper: Have you come far?
Clavius: [narrating as he remembers a battle in Judea] Thirty years the Roman Emperor Tiberius Caesar has ruled the wasteland of Judea and its people. As Tribune to Prefect Ponpiu Pilate, my task is to keep order in a city that is steeped in unrest. The Jews pray to their single God, Yahweh, for the arrival of the mystical Messiah. As their religious leader, the Sanhedrin try to keep an uneasy peace. But each day creates more ...
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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: The Witch/Risen (2016) See more »

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A religious movie for the masses that feels like an actual movie and not a Sunday school lesson.
26 May 2016 | by cosmo_tigerSee all my reviews

"I have seen two things which I cannot reconcile: A man dead without question, and that same man alive again." Clavius (Fiennes) is a Roman Tribune who has just been told to go complete a crucifixion where a Sentinel has refused. The next day he is tasked with making sure the body stays in the tomb. When he arrives in the morning and finds the tomb empty the course of human history is changed forever. Many of these religious themed movies fall in a trap of becoming too cheesy and too in your face for a main stream audience. This one is an exception. As expected there are some very religious aspects to this, but its never in your face or distracting enough to make you feel like you are being preached to. In fact even though everyone knows the story of this movie they never use the name Jesus. The movie is movie of a detective/missing body movie that a religious epic. For that reason the movie is main stream, watchable and something I did like a lot more than I expected to. Overall, a religious movie for the masses that feels like an actual movie and not a Sunday school lesson. I give this a B.


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