Christopher Spencer directs this sweeping Biblical epic detailing the life of Jesus Christ (Diogo Morgado) from his birth in Bethlehem to the Resurrection. There is dutiful recognition of the political pressure that spurs the Jewish high priest Caiaphas (Adrian Schiller) to oppose him, with Pilate (Greg Hicks) portrayed as a Roman governor seeking to minimize trouble, for himself mostly.
“A stiff, earnest, clunkily edited feature-length account of Jesus’ life culled from History’s miniseries ‘The Bible.'” — Justin Chang – Variety
“Son of God” may have hit the mark if part of the goal was to create a portrait flat enough to allow audience members to project their own feelings onto the screen.”— New York Times -Nicolas Rapold