Risen Movie

If you haven’t had the chance to watch Risen yet, you are missing out on a rare, high-quality Biblical epic. I was pleasantly surprised when I watched this film several weeks ago. Most of Hollywood’s attempts at Biblical filmmaking end up butchering the original story or producing gross doctrinal errors; on the other hand, many Biblical movies from the indie Christian market turn out cheesy or underproduced.

Risen falls into neither of these pits.

This movie delivers on a high-budget Hollywood experience, while still treating the story of Christ’s resurrection with astounding respect and accuracy. The acting is top-notch, and the story – which is told through the eyes of a Roman military tribune – provides a refreshing, original perspective on an oft-told narrative.

There is some violence and disturbing imagery, simply on account on the nature of the story, so I wouldn’t recommend it for young viewers. Otherwise, this film is a must-see for anyone interested in Biblical movies done right.


The Breakdown:

Quality

Story: 4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

Production: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Acting: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Overall: 4.8 Stars (4.8 / 5)

Cleanness*

Violence: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Language: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Sexual content: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Overall: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

*This film has some violent and mature content, as I mentioned before, but none of it seemed inappropriate or offensive. Everything was tactful and necessary for telling the story. While I do not recommend this film for young or very sensitive viewers, I believe that the majority of viewers can watch this with a fully clean conscience.

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Watch the trailer here:

Tickets are available today… or you can just wait for Redbox. (I won’t judge.)

Written by Brianna da Silva
Brianna is a writer, storyteller, and designer. Her first love is to write action/adventure novels for young adults and bring them to the screen. You can find her at her personal blog: briannadasilva.com.