Now, the larger-than-life story of the New Testament gets a larger-than-life treatment in the stand-alone feature "Son of God." Told with the scope and scale of an action epic, the film features powerful performances, exotic locales, dazzling visual effects and a rich orchestral score from Oscar-winner Hans Zimmer. Portuguese actor Diogo Morgado portrays Jesus as the film spans from his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection. It marks the first motion picture about Jesus' life since Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ."
"The best on-screen biblical account of the life of Jesus! I found myself spiritually stirred as I watched this movie. The brutality of the crucifixion reminded me of what Christ willingly endured to redeem the lost. It renewed me. The movie is filmed in Morocco with realistic scenes including incredible views of the temple in Jerusalem. It is one of those rare pictures that features stirring music, a great story, and a superb cast. The viewer will feel Mary's pain as Roma Downey does a remarkable job portraying the mother of Jesus witnessing her son cruelly tortured and crucified. Diogo Morgado is a strong and convincing Jesus. We recommend "Son of God" and award it our Faith Based Seal. There are graphically violent moments including scenes of Roman soldiers attacking the crowds and Jesus' suffering and crucifixion. This is a movie with a message. It will take you on a powerful, compelling and, in the end, spiritual journey." -- The Dove Foundation
"The Son of God eschewed glory and power to live a brief, poor, and often solitary human life before dying a brutal, lowly and common death at the hands of manipulative and unscrupulous religious and political leaders. This movie may astonish its audience with that truth once again." -- Morgan Lee, Christian Post
"A competent, well-made movie that knows enough to get out of the way of itself. There's nothing inherently flashy about Son of God -- nothing that draws your attention away from Jesus and to, say, the director or screenwriter. This is a movie that understands the intrinsic power of Jesus' life, death and resurrection, and it sublimates itself for the sake of that story of stories. It allows believers to slip into this long-ago time and place and see things in a way we might not have seen them before." -- Focus on the Family's "Plugged In"
About the Producers
Mark Burnett and Roma Downey produced the television miniseries "The Bible: Epic Series" on the History Channel. The husband-and-wife team also produced the movie version of the series, "Son of God." Burnett is executive producer of several network television series including "Survivor," "The Apprentice," "The Voice" and "Shark Tank." Downey is also well known for her starring role in the "Touched by An Angel" television series.
- Actors: Gary Oliver, David Rintoul, Paul Knops, Sebastian Knapp
- Format: DVD, AC-3, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
- Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
- Studio: 20th Century Fox
- DVD Release Date: June 3, 2014
- Run Time: 90 minutes
- Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
- Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
- Dubbed: English, French, Spanish