The Gospel According to Matthew

The Gospel According to Matthew ★★

Phew, where do I begin? Let’s start with the positives. It’s nicely shot, the camera is catching all the beauty of the wide open country and the score is absolutely amazing. Score and cinematography, mesmerized me. 

Let’s begin with the negatives. Pacing is an issue. Tons and tons of talking and it doesn’t help that this film is lengthy in its runtime. People staring at nothing, staring at the sky, staring at the trees, clean-cut Italian gel-haired Jesus posing for some religious cologne called “Jehovah Musk” -repent your sins but do it while smelling good- is his slogan because like my LB friend Rafael has mentioned in his review this guy is the cleanest Jesus I’ve ever seen. I mean did they give Jesus a bath and a stepladder to get up on the cross because he looks like he hasn’t been tortured by the Romans? The acting is awful and the experimental style doesn’t sit well with me especially for this subject matter, it feels more like an experimental.

Another religious film that didn’t work for me.

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