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By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Faith-based drama has battle, crucifixion violence.

Movie PG-13 2016 107 minutes
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age 12+

Based on 7 parent reviews

age 7+

This movie is for teenages to adults but you can watch it with younger kids

Awesome, awesome movie! If you want your kids to know Christ is not a fairy tale but a historical fact....Watched it with my sons 6 and 12 years old. We split it into two evenings... Great acting, great music, beautifully done. The movie focuses on what happened after Christ was crucified. Romans fighting, Jesus covered in blood on the cross but they managed to show these scenes without being graphic. My 6 year old didn't have to cover his eyes. I have no idea why the rating is so low, also there is one star for sex, but there was no reference to s.e.x in the movie at all. There will be death, like Romans refusing to believe Christ resurrected and trying to find his body among the other dead bodies by Golgofa. But nothing graphic. Great, inspiring, full of faith and joy! Great movie for Easter.

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age 12+

great movie

Love this movie! I really liked how this movie is from the point of view of a roman soldier who seriously doubts the reality of Christ as God. Loved how he was very Cynical but eventually the reality of Christ came out. I felt it was Bible honoring while being a great extra biblical novel from the point of a roman. Loved it

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Is It Any Good?

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Fine acting by stars Fiennes and Tom Felton (as Lucius) elevates RISEN somewhat, even if it's hampered by a straightforward script that doesn't leave much room for lyricism or depth. A Biblical tale this epic arguably has endless potential for artistry, but instead, Risen feels more like a lesson than a work of art, and one that's pretty thin at that.

It's fascinating to start the story after Jesus is crucified and disappears from the tomb -- since we've seen the lead-up in many other films -- as well as to have it unfurl with the fictional Clavius at its center. But ultimately the story feels underdeveloped and peters out in the end when it should crescendo. It's a disappointing finish to a film that starts with much promise.

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