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      The Greatest Story Ever Told

      G 1965 3 hr. 15 min. Holiday History Drama List
      42% 24 Reviews Tomatometer 64% 5,000+ Ratings Audience Score From his birth in Bethlehem to his death and eventual resurrection, the life of Jesus Christ (Max von Sydow) is given the all-star treatment in this epic retelling. Major aspects of Christ's life are touched upon, including the execution of all the newborn males in Egypt by King Herod (Claude Rains) ; Christ's baptism by John the Baptist (Charlton Heston) ; and the betrayal by Judas after the Last Supper that eventually leads to Christ's crucifixion and miraculous return. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Apr 02 Buy Now

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      Rick M Other than some textual inconsistencies and inaccuracies, I thought it was overall quite a good depiction. A great movie for Easter Sunday evening. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 04/01/24 Full Review Fred L G I think it was a monumental film and one I have watched many times, enjoying it each and every time. I would have loved to see the entire movie in a theater. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/30/24 Full Review Anthony J Long, dull and almost stupid. Barely the 47,699th Greatest Story Ever Told... Rated 1 out of 5 stars 10/20/23 Full Review Jeremy C It's a classic, with a all star cast , like Jamie Farr , Pat Boone, Charlton Heston ,etc , nowadays all people want in movies is sex and drugs and violence, think critics sit on their BUTTS to much and give it a bad review cause it tells a story about faith and hope something in which in these times we all need , and I think the soundtrack is GREAT ! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review steve d I am not the target audience, but I was board. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review craig a My actor grandfather was in this film so I watch it for sentimental reasons. That being said, this is flat out turgid. Von Sydow is flat, dry, and as charismatic as last week's lettuce. The movie is a long, slow slog...unfortunately. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      The Greatest Story Ever Told

      The Greatest Story Ever Told: Official Clip - The Birth of Jesus Christ The Greatest Story Ever Told: Official Clip - The Birth of Jesus Christ 2:30 The Greatest Story Ever Told: Official Clip - The Last Supper The Greatest Story Ever Told: Official Clip - The Last Supper 3:36 The Greatest Story Ever Told: Official Clip - Lazarus Rises From the Dead The Greatest Story Ever Told: Official Clip - Lazarus Rises From the Dead 3:08 The Greatest Story Ever Told: Official Clip - You Are The Messiah The Greatest Story Ever Told: Official Clip - You Are The Messiah 1:30 The Greatest Story Ever Told: Official Clip - Jesus Dies On The Cross The Greatest Story Ever Told: Official Clip - Jesus Dies On The Cross 2:24 The Greatest Story Ever Told: Official Clip - Jesus Heals Uriah The Greatest Story Ever Told: Official Clip - Jesus Heals Uriah 2:29 The Greatest Story Ever Told: Official Clip - Your Will Be Done The Greatest Story Ever Told: Official Clip - Your Will Be Done 1:52 The Greatest Story Ever Told: Official Clip - Sermon on the Mount The Greatest Story Ever Told: Official Clip - Sermon on the Mount 1:53 The Greatest Story Ever Told: Official Clip - John Baptizes Jesus The Greatest Story Ever Told: Official Clip - John Baptizes Jesus 2:36 The Greatest Story Ever Told: Official Clip - Jesus Is Resurrected The Greatest Story Ever Told: Official Clip - Jesus Is Resurrected 2:19 View more videos

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      William J. Nazzaro Arizona Republic Many persons will want to see this film because it provides a pictorialization of their faith. In this, George Stevens has succeeded admirably. Aug 18, 2021 Full Review David Parkinson Empire Magazine The massive ensemble of stars and the attention to biblical detail makes this quite an undertaking... for the makers and the viewers. Long, strong and Jesusy. Jun 20, 2019 Full Review Steven D. Greydanus Decent Films Rated: B+ Oct 29, 2008 Full Review Judith Crist New York Herald Tribune We sit in lethargy because there are no insights, no illuminations, no fresh or even specific points of view to stimulate or satisfy the beliefs or disbeliefs we have brought to the film. Aug 15, 2022 Full Review Matt Brunson Film Frenzy "Truly, this man was the son of God," John Wayne drawls, evoking his Western persona so strongly that you half-expect Walter Brennan to pop up alongside him as his sidekick, Gimpus Maximus. Rated: 2/4 Apr 11, 2020 Full Review Loren King Newport This Week (RI) Despite its weaknesses, the three-and-one-half hour film, shot in the Ultra Panavision 70 process, offers some exquisite, rapturous cinematography and Alfred Newman's ethereal score. Apr 9, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis From his birth in Bethlehem to his death and eventual resurrection, the life of Jesus Christ (Max von Sydow) is given the all-star treatment in this epic retelling. Major aspects of Christ's life are touched upon, including the execution of all the newborn males in Egypt by King Herod (Claude Rains) ; Christ's baptism by John the Baptist (Charlton Heston) ; and the betrayal by Judas after the Last Supper that eventually leads to Christ's crucifixion and miraculous return.
      Director
      George Stevens
      Screenwriter
      James Lee Barrett, George Stevens
      Production Co
      George Stevens Productions
      Rating
      G
      Genre
      Holiday, History, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 16, 2008
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