#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – The carpenter, Jesus of Nazareth, tormented by the temptations of demons, the guilt of making crosses for the Romans, pity for men and the world, and the constant call of God, sets out to find what God wills for Him. But as His mission nears fulfillment, He must face the greatest temptation; the normal life of a good man. Based, not on the Gospels, but on Nikos Kazantzakis’ novel of the same name.
Plot: Jesus, a humble Judean carpenter beginning to see that he is the son of God, is drawn into revolutionary action against the Roman occupiers by Judas — despite his protestations that love, not violence, is the path to salvation. The burden of being the savior of mankind torments Jesus throughout his life, leading him to doubt.
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“It is Accomplished!”
This is one of the greatest movies I have ever seen! I was amazed with all of the performances. This is certainly one of Martin Scorsese’s great accomplishments in his extensive and highly acclaimed carrier. This movie was very important to Scorsese and he would put it off several times because he felt he wasn’t ready to do it. I think that the wait was worth it, because this was an outstanding movie.
This is one of those movies that you either really liked, or really didn’t like. Most of the people who didn’t like this found it to be a mockery of the Gospels and Christ himself. I liked it because it did follow the Bible very closely, it was a fantastic telling of Jesus Christ’s last days and his greatest accomplishments, and because the acting was very good.
I thought Willem Defoe was spell binding as Jesus Christ. Some people will say that he wasn’t enough like Jesus, but you do have to realize that this is probably the hardest character to play and I think that Defoe did the best job that anyone could have done at playing Christ. Harvey Keitel did an equally excellent job at playing Judas, Jesus’s best friend, who eventually betrays Him so the world can be saved. This may be Keitel’s best performance (if not, it is one of the three). Barbara Hershey was also a great supporting roll as Mary Magdalene.
This movie is certainly not for everyone. Many people with very strong religious convictions will see this movie as offensive, simply because Christ is portrayed a frightened man who sees his fate as a burdon through ‘half’ of the film, and I implicate the word ‘half’ for a reason. For everyone else, I say go rent this, because this is a powerful and magnificent version of the final months of Christ. When you watch this, you just might have to wonder (I know I did), what will be the last temptation of Christ? 10/10
Jesus loses his virginity to a prostitute in Scorsese’s masterpiece
This retelling of Christ’s life features Jesus begging Judas to betray him (only to be called a traitor in return), Jesus building crosses for the Romans to crucify fellow Jews, and British actors and voices *all* playing evil characters. Scorsese’s The Last Temptation of Christ is, despite and because of these things, a brilliant film, one that approaches closest to Christianity’s core obsessions and problems. It also serves as a perfect palette cleanser for those who had the distinct misfortune of watching Mel Gibson’s processing of Jesus Christ through the Hollywood meat-grinder for (deeply disturbing personal reasons and) money.
But Gibson’s dementia aside. Martin Scorsese’s film is profoundly quiet and thought-provoking. Is it blasphemous? Or rather, is the controversy it stirred justified? I’d say so. Paul Shrader, the writer of the film, himself admits that on a certain level the film is blasphemy. But not literally. It uses God as a conceit for man’s condition and struggle to understand God. And this desire to comprehend which pervades the film renders its blasphemy a noble one. Or forgivable one. The film, after all, explores the relationship between the human and finite with the divine and infinite with a passion present in all aspects of it. The Last Temptation is about the struggle of those two, particularly in the face of destiny and death. In that sense, it is a very existential film. Dafoe’s Jesus at first doubts he is even God’s son. He doesn’t know – he searches. He reaches false conclusions and true ones. The beauty of his struggle lies precisely in not always knowing the answers. He is, after all, human.
And then again, he is not. However, on its own, this statement means very little. The film probes the relationship of the Jesus of Nazareth who sins like the rest of us, with Christ, the son of God who is sacrificed for our sins. It explores the nature and meaning of that sacrifice. The segment that I would imagine caused the greatest amount of controversy, namely (not surprisingly) Christ’s last temptation, provides the bridge between Christ and pre-Christ, Jesus of Nazareth. It asks us to imagine Jesus being saved from death. And through this theoretical contemplation we see the necessity of the sacrifice, its binding nature. Judas, in fact, summarizes this perfectly by saying: “The life of a man is not for you. Your place is on the cross” (I am paraphrasing, but the point is there). Jesus’ struggle, throughout the film, ends exactly at this point, at this realization which allows him to say on the cross “It is accomplished.” The fact that this struggle is made real and accessible to us is what makes this a phenomenal film.
The film’s brilliance shines on pretty much all levels. Scorsese’s direction is atmospheric, extremely compassionate and restrained (as opposed to the orgiastic explosion of [unnecessary?] violence in Gibson’s film). The performances are great. Hershey’s Mary Magdalene is amazing. Dafoe’s Jesus and even more so Keitel’s Judas are brilliant. In fact, Judas in this film is almost as much a central character as Jesus. In The Last Temptation Judas isn’t the evil traitor who gets himself killed over a maggot-ridden corpse like in Gibson’s tale, but a character so full of love he *agrees* to betray Christ. The act of betrayal here is one of coming to terms with fate very much on the same level as Jesus’ acceptance of his self-sacrifice. Judas must betray Christ even though he has grown to love him.
There are many reasons to see this film. It is a deeply spiritual examination of Christ the man and Christ the Son of God and the transition from one to the other. In some way, it is a perfect portrait of a man’s search for answers and for God – it is spiritual existentialism, uncannily similar to Kierkegaard. It is the exact opposite of The Passion of the Christ and it should be celebrated.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 44 min (164 min)
Director Martin Scorsese
Writer Nikos Kazantzakis (novel), Paul Schrader (screenplay)
Actors Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel, Paul Greco, Steve Shill
Country Canada, USA
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations.
Production Company Universal Pictures
Sound Mix 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints), Dolby Stereo (35 mm prints)
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arriflex Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 70 mm (blow-up), 35 mm