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Saturday, March 5, 2016

RISEN

RISEN

Recently saw 'Risen'...An unexpectedly amazing film telling the tale of experienced Roman military tribune Clavius tasked to investigate the mystery of Christ's disappearance from the tomb, quickly recover the body and arrest those responsible, and harshly squelch dangerous rumors of a risen Messiah...
 
The screenplay, acting (especially Joseph Fiennes as Clavius, Tom Felton as his trusted aide Lucius, and Cliff Curtis as the Messiah), directing, sets, are all excellent with the major plus of a subtle but powerful story.
 
I'm not a fan of too many independently produced faith-based films because so many entries are poorly made, filled with overwrought acting, and stilted dialogue, all continuously hitting you over the head with their unsubtle, simplistic message...'Risen' was none of these things...From the first battle scene through Clavius' realistic, slowly dawning revelation, it doesn't get much better...

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