The Greatest Story Ever Told details
|Starring:||Pat Boone, David McCallum, Van Heflin, Van Heflin, Max von Sydow, Carroll Baker, Claude Rains, Sal Mineo, Jose Ferrer, John Wayne, Donald Pleasence, Shelley Winters, Dorothy McGuire, Charlton Heston, Ed Wy, Gary Raymond, Roddy McDowall, Roddy Mcdowall, Sidney Poitier|
|Genre:||Drama - Comedy|
The Greatest Story Ever Told
|Run time:||3 hours 11 minutes|
|Rental release:||Currently unavailable|
|Subtitles:||Greek, Hungarian, Portuguese|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English, German|
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The Greatest Story Ever - Very badly told!By a customer from London, England , 27 Mar 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]Someone took the events of the Gospel accounts, chopped and changed them more than a bit, threw them into a hat, gave them a good shake - and came up with this film.
If you are looking for an even reasonably accurate representation of the Gospel accounts, both in content and chronology, this film is definitely not for you!
Additionally, the Jesus depicted here was most unimpressive and uninspiring - totally out of character with the Gospel Jesus.
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greatest story ever toldBy a customer from Pontypridd , 11 Jun 2009great really interesting if you like this sort of thing
boringBy a customer from stoke-on-trent , 24 Mar 2009attention to detail and scenery good story poorly presented
The Greatest Story Ever ToldBy a customer from Grays , 14 Oct 20081 of the great religious films ever made, a good film to watch at anytime but even more so if watched at easter time
The Greatest Story Ever ToldBy Sreenie (123 reviews) from The Midlands , 02 Aug 2008A very, very boring adaptation of a very interesting story.
Endurance TestBy Jimbowhite (69 reviews) from Durham , 02 Nov 2007George Steven's epic depiction of the gospels hinges on his obsessive reliance on centuries of Christian art and music, not to mention a strict adherence ot the gospel text. This leaves little room for inovation (then again this was the 60s), and ends up a pretty static, cheerless experience. Max Von Sydow is ok as the otherworldly Jesus, but the fact that this film bombed at the box office perhaps illustrates the needs for a more human Jesus. John Wayne as the centurion pretty much sums the whole experience off. Worth it for the student of Film and Religion, or anyone else on a rainy good friday afternoon.....