Parents' Guide to

The Last Temptation of Christ

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Controversial epic with brutality, sex. Mature teens only.

Movie R 1988 164 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 17+

An outstanding movie that is absolutely not for children

This is a fantastic film, but it is not for children, period. This is what I'd call a "hard R" movie -- not talking about comic-book-style violence or hinted at sex.
age 17+

Not for kids

Not appropriate content, my kids will not be seeing this.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3):
Kids say (3):

In a film infused with artistry and passion, director Martin Scorsese has created a new kind of religious epic. The film is original, intense, and technically solid. The integrity of the music, production design, attention to time and place, and portrayal of the masses of people who inhabited that part of the world all contribute to the film's authenticity. Certainly, having based his film on a novel thought radical by many, Mr. Scorsese doesn't expect his audience to accept the premise as truth but has offered another way of imagining and exploring the life of Jesus Christ. The film's violence and sexuality may make some uncomfortable. A few odd-sounding dialects may distract. But it's another impressive effort from a master filmmaker. Not recommended for kids; mature teens only.

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