Reviewed by Peter DeHaan
The Jesus Film (also known as Jesus) is a faithful telling of the life of Jesus as presented in the Gospel of Luke. It was shot on location, providing powerful visual support for the written account found in the Bible.
Filmed in 1979, the production seems only somewhat dated, while the message is timeless. The crucifixion scenes are much less graphic than The Passion of the Christ, but effectively portrays the suffering of Jesus nonetheless. Personally, the most helpful scene was Jesus’ miracle in feeding a multitude of people with a few fish and loaves of bread.
The Jesus Film has been translated into more than 1,000 languages and been viewed by over 218 million people (according to The Jesus Film Project, where you can also watch it online in streaming video).