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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 18
Cast
Willem Dafoe
Harvey Keitel
Barbara Hershey
Harry Dean Stanton
David Bowie
Verna Bloom
Directors
Martin Scorsese
Screenwriters
Paul Schrader
Running Time
164 minutes

The Last Temptation Of Christ
An interesting story given extra depth.


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Plot
Jesus struggles with his role as the Christ. On the cross, he has a vision of the regular life he might have led if he were to refuse his destiny.


Verdict
This was controversial at the time and that put alot of people off, believing that the film was probably all hype, but this is a respectful and complex work of fiction around the concepts of the biblical character and his life.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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