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      Risen

      PG-13 Released Feb 19, 2016 1h 48m History Drama TRAILER for Risen: Trailer 2 List Risen: Trailer 2 Risen: Trailer 2 2:30 View more videos
      53% Tomatometer 133 Reviews 70% Audience Score 10,000+ Ratings Roman military tribune Clavius (Joseph Fiennes) remains set in his ways after serving 25 years in the army. He arrives at a crossroad when he's tasked to investigate the mystery of what happened to Jesus (Cliff Curtis) following the Crucifixion. Accompanied by trusted aide Lucius (Tom Felton), his quest to disprove rumors of a risen Messiah makes him question his own beliefs and spirituality. As his journey takes him to places never dreamed of, Clavius discovers the truth that he's been seeking. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Risen benefits from a lighter tone than many faith-based productions, as well as a unique take on the Greatest Story Ever Told and a terrific turn from star Joseph Fiennes.

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      Roxana Hadadi Punch Drunk Critics Risen is certainly a step up for this genre, and it's more open-minded than you would expect. But this is still a movie made for a captured Christian audience, and it will be those viewers who will like it best. Rated: 3/5 Jan 9, 2017 Full Review Sara Michelle Fetters MovieFreak.com With so many horrible faith-based features littering the multiplex ranging from the ho-hum (Heaven Is for Real), to the inept (God's Not Dead) to the perfectly dreadful (War Room), it's nice to have one that treats its audience with respect. Rated: 2.5/4 Aug 15, 2016 Full Review Roxana Hadadi Chesapeake Family Magazine Risen isn't a film that will convert nonbelievers, but it's more ambitious than the standard faith-based genre fare. Rated: 3/5 Aug 2, 2016 Full Review Michael Clark Epoch Times With “Risen,” Mr. Reynolds and Mr. Aiello have come up with a story that we’ve never seen before, one that is in no way blasphemous, while offering up a “what-if” set of circumstances that are entirely believable and could have happened. Rated: 3.5/5 Mar 9, 2024 Full Review Benjamín Harguindey EscribiendoCine While the film is true to its initial premise, Risen is unusual enough to grab and hold attention. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 6/10 Apr 13, 2023 Full Review David Nusair Reel Film Reviews ...an exceedingly erratic drama... Rated: 2.5/4 Jan 5, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Cheryl R Fantastic movie! Very moving and done so very well! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/06/21 Full Review Lorry S Excellent movie for all Catholics and Christians. It starts with Jesus already on the cross, but tells the story of a Roman Tribune who witnesses his own miraculous sight of Jesus. And boy, does he have a story to tell. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/06/24 Full Review Gregory L For a Christian, this movie is an excellent iteration of an often repeated story. It's especially good at Easter. The cast gives a great interpretation of their characters. This film can strengthen the faith of those who believe in a risen Savior. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/24 Full Review Angelo R Really enjoyed watching the story from the perspective it being a crime investigation. Joseph Fines did fine job portraying a non-believer slowly finding the truth about the Easter Resurrection. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/24 Full Review Jacob B While I do feel that the movie loses steam - after all, this Christian film can't risk alienating its largest demographic - near the end, Risen is overall a pretty good biblical film with a decent premise in the form of the Resurrection of Christ from the perspective of a Roman soldier depicted as a historical mystery film, good performances, decent cinematography & costume design and good production values for a movie done on a relatively small budget. Definitely worth watching even if it's just for the novelty of seeing what the director pitched as an unofficial sequel to The Passion of the Christ. P.S. I find it hilarious that Tom Felton's character in this film is the right-hand man for Voldemort's brother and, to top it off, his character's name is Lucius just like the father of his Harry Potter character. So much for everybody except Emma Watson retreating to smaller-scale projects to avoid typecasting (and this wouldn't be the last time something like this happened in 2016; Daniel Radcliffe in Now You See Me 2, anyone?) Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/30/24 Full Review Mariella C 'Risen" (2016) offers a poignant portrayal of the biblical account of Jesus Christ's resurrection, reimagined through the lens of a skeptical Roman military tribune named Clavius, portrayed with depth and humanity by Joseph Fiennes. Fiennes' portrayal of Clavius is particularly striking as he navigates a complex journey from doubt to belief, grappling with the extraordinary events surrounding Jesus' disappearance from the tomb. His internal struggle resonates with audiences, humanizing the character and inviting empathy as he confronts the implications of faith in the midst of his duty to the Roman Empire. The film succeeds in fleshing out its characters, presenting them as multifaceted individuals with their own fears, doubts, and hopes. From Clavius' internal turmoil to the disciples' unwavering conviction, each character is depicted with sincerity and emotional depth, transcending mere archetypes to become relatable figures with whom audiences can connect. Through stunning cinematography and meticulous attention to historical detail, "Risen" transports viewers to the vibrant and tumultuous world of ancient Jerusalem. The film's immersive visuals serve to enhance the authenticity of the narrative, inviting audiences to witness the events of Jesus' resurrection with a sense of immediacy and wonder. Overall, "Risen" stands as a testament to the power of storytelling to illuminate timeless truths. By humanizing its characters and presenting a fresh perspective on a familiar tale, the film offers a compelling exploration of faith, doubt, and the transformative power of encountering the divine. With its stirring performances and resonant themes, "Risen" serves as a poignant reminder of the enduring relevance of the Easter story. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/29/24 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Risen: Official Clip - The Spear in Jesus' Side Risen: Official Clip - The Spear in Jesus' Side 3:02 Risen: Official Clip - Clavius vs. Lucius Risen: Official Clip - Clavius vs. Lucius 2:25 Risen: Official Clip - Roman Justice Risen: Official Clip - Roman Justice 3:07 Risen: Official Clip - A Fishing Miracle Risen: Official Clip - A Fishing Miracle 2:43 Risen: Official Clip - He Is Everywhere Risen: Official Clip - He Is Everywhere 4:00 Risen: Official Clip - Jesus Heals the Leper Risen: Official Clip - Jesus Heals the Leper 2:26 Risen: Official Clip - Jesus Appears to the Disciples Risen: Official Clip - Jesus Appears to the Disciples 3:11 Risen: Official Clip - Finding Jesus Risen: Official Clip - Finding Jesus 2:21 Risen: Official Clip - Jesus Ascends to Heaven Risen: Official Clip - Jesus Ascends to Heaven 2:10 Risen: Official Clip - A Talk With Jesus Risen: Official Clip - A Talk With Jesus 2:31 View more videos
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      Synopsis Roman military tribune Clavius (Joseph Fiennes) remains set in his ways after serving 25 years in the army. He arrives at a crossroad when he's tasked to investigate the mystery of what happened to Jesus (Cliff Curtis) following the Crucifixion. Accompanied by trusted aide Lucius (Tom Felton), his quest to disprove rumors of a risen Messiah makes him question his own beliefs and spirituality. As his journey takes him to places never dreamed of, Clavius discovers the truth that he's been seeking.
      Director
      Kevin Reynolds
      Producer
      Mickey Liddell, Patrick Aiello, Pete Shilaimon
      Screenwriter
      Kevin Reynolds, Paul Aiello
      Distributor
      Sony Pictures Entertainment
      Production Co
      Affirm Films, Columbia Pictures
      Rating
      PG-13 (Some Disturbing Images|Biblical Violence)
      Genre
      History, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Feb 19, 2016, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 31, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $36.9M
      Runtime
      1h 48m
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Digital
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)
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