I rated this movie 4 out of 5 stars. Being raised in a society where there are plenty religious taboos around, I always find this type of storytelling brave. Webber and Rice's masterpiece was in good hands and the direction was superb. The locations enrich the atmosphere of the movie. I loved the performances for Judas and Mary Magdelene fascinating yet could not get a superstar out of the leading actor. Don't miss.