Movie Review

Movie Review – RISEN (2016)

The Story of the Resurrection as You’ve Never Seen It Before

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RISEN is the epic Biblical story of the Resurrection and the weeks that followed, as seen through the eyes of an unbelieving Clavius (Joseph Fiennes), a high-ranking Roman Military Tribune. Clavius and his aide Lucius (Tom Felton) are instructed by Pontius Pilate to oversee the execution of Jesus of Nazareth, and to ensure his radical followers don’t steal the body and claim resurrection. Despite the tomb’s protection by Roman guards, the body goes missing within days. Clavius is charged to locate the missing body in order to prevent an imminent uprising in Jerusalem.

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Only by finding the remains of Jesus can they disprove the rumours of a risen Messiah, allowing Rome to retain control of Judea. However, along Clavius’ mission, his doubts of such a supernatural occurrence begin to fade away as he encounters the Apostles and other followers while piecing together the mysterious events that unfolded after the Crucifixion.

So will Clavius and Lucius find the missing body??? Well, you’ll need to watch it for yourself to find out! =)

I had the privileged to attend the Perth Preview Screening on 3rd Feb 2016. Thanks to a church friend for letting us know! It was good to see our brothers and sisters-in-Christ from different congregations coming together for a great night out!

As one of  the first viewers of this film, there were strict security measures being carried out. We were required to cloak our mobile phones with the security team. The people ahead of the line received a brown paper bag. LOL I thought they were giving out free goody bags! Got me excited for a moment! But it turned out that we were just putting our phones into the paper bag.

Anyways…This was a very engaging film; it was interesting to see things from a different perspective on those historic events we thought we knew so well!! I personally would give it a 4.5/5

“RISEN is a movie that you can bring someone to who’s not a follower of Jesus. It has the potential to impact one’s life in a very significant spiritual way.” – Craig Groeschel, founder and senior pastor, LIFE.CHURCH

It’s a non-believer friendly movie (as Ps. Craig mentioned and it’s told through the eyes of a non-believer). Why not grab your friends (Christian and non-Christian) to watch this epic movie? Check out for session times in Australia.

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Thank you Heritage Films and Sony Pictures Releasing for the complimentary tickets!


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