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3,458 Ratings

The Last Temptation of Christ

Directed by Martin Scorsese
United States, 1988


Martin Scorsese reteamed with screenwriter Paul Schrader for this bold and controversial adaptation of the 1955 novel by Nikos Kazantzakis about the human struggles of Jesus of Nazareth just before his death on the cross.

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The Last Temptation of Christ Directed by Martin Scorsese
Pointedly employing the full arsenal of film grammar and drawing from the whole expanse of film history, Scorsese restores Christianity's diffuse, often unrecognizable remnants to their origin.
October 07, 2014
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If the nightmares of Paperhouse sent chills up my young spine that persist to this day, the dreams of Martin Scorsese's The Last Temptation of Christ rocked me to my core in a way that I will never be able to shake... The Last Temptation of Christ is one of the most spiritually transcendent films ever made, and the one that has brought me closer to understanding the power of religion than any other movie.
September 30, 2013
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That the film remains consistently engaging can be attributed equally to Scorsese's characteristically bold direction, longtime collaborator Thelma Schoonmaker's distinctive editing, often cutting on rapid movement like a fast zoom or snap pan, Michael Ballhaus's earthy cinematography, and Peter Gabriel's plaintive, haunting score.
March 14, 2012
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