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The Body (2001)




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Movie Info

A catholic priest investigates an archaeological discovery in the Middle East of a crucified body believed to be the remains of Jesus Christ.


Antonio Banderas
as Father Matt Gutierrez
Olivia Williams
as Sharon Golban
Derek Jacobi
as Father Lavelle
Jason Flemyng
as Father Walter Winstead
John Shrapnel
as Moshe Cohen
John Wood
as Cardinal Pesci
Makram Khoury
as Nasir Hamid
Ian McNeice
as Dr. Sproul
Mohammed Bakri
as Abu Yusef
Mohammad Bakri
as Aby Yusef
Sami Samir
as Achmel
Ariel Horowitz
as Reb Necheal
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Critic Reviews for The Body

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (3)

A heartfelt and powerful examination of faith that no serious student or enthusiast of theology or philosophy should miss

June 10, 2004 | Rating: 5/5

All we've got for most of the picture is philosophy, something which doesn't work very well on the silver screen.

November 7, 2003 | Rating: 1.5/5

"The Body" posits a truly fascinating and thought-provoking idea and then wraps it in absurdity.

December 4, 2001 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Vividly conveys the explosive mix of faith, passion, and politics in Jerusalem.

April 20, 2001 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Body

Has a twist ending! Good movie to start a Christianity vs Atheism debate.

Sean Gillespie
Sean Gillespie

Super Reviewer

The beginning of this movies sounds and looks incredibly intriguing. The bones of a crucified person found in a tomb, and he could be Jesus! Thats enough to get anyone interested. Unfortunately, everything falls apart after that. The acting is atrocious, the dialogue sounds like its been written by a 12 year old, and the stories interesting premise falls victim to pointless action and chase scenes, with the bones of Christ being tossed back and forth from one person to another This is one of the most terrible films i've seen in a long time, and the only reason i had to watch it, was because it was for religion class. But i'm still pondering the question as to why my teacher chose this film to watch, as it is incredibly stupid

Caius Chung
Caius Chung

Super Reviewer


Great premise, but wasted.

Anthony Valletta
Anthony Valletta

Super Reviewer

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