Mary Magdalene

Movie review by Mieke VanderBorght, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Biblical tale of bold woman's journey has strong violence.

R 2019 120 minutes

Parents say

age 17+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 18+

Based on 1 review

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age 18+

Worst movie of all time

I love Jesus with every fiber of my being. This was not Jesus. The way he looked, after, preached was so off for me and not relatable. He looked at Mary with lust. And all of the scenes weren’t biblical . So for someone who doesn’t know the Bible this would teach them so many wrong things. Jesus never baptized anyone. And Joaquin Phoenix refused to use mud when healing the blind man. Then I don’t recall women baptizing. And when baptizing Joaquin did it 3x in a row. And they said I Baptize you with fire and light. This movie is not good at all.
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age 16+

New perspective on a story only written by men

This movie depicts what it might have been like be like to be a female follower of Jesus. While there are some bloody scenes that are not appropriate for kids under 16 to see, it is important to note that these are all historically accurate occurances that Christians read about in the Bible. They are not more bloody than what teens see in super hero movies. Girls and women around the world are still erased from important moments and often don't have choices in their own lives. I'm astonished from the other reviews that seem to still want to suppress the female perspective.

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