The Greatest Story Ever Told G

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  • Rated: G
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 3 hours, 19 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: July 6, 2004
  • Originally Released: 1965
  • Label: 20th Century Fox
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case

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Total Count: 21

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 9,653
Rating: 2.5/4 -- Hammy performances by Charlton Heston as John the Baptist, Telly Savalas as Pilate, and, in the most notorious bit of casting, John Wayne(!) as a Roman soldier overseeing the crucifixion ("Truly, this man was the son of God," drawls the Duke). Full Review
Creative Loafing
Apr 22, 2011
Interminable and intolerably reverential. Full Review
Time Out
Jun 24, 2006
Rating: D -- If this is the greatest story ever told I can imagine how horrid is the worst story ever told. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Mar 4, 2006
The prophets should speak with respect of this $20 million Biblical epic. Full Review
Variety
Nov 14, 2007
Rating: 3.5/5 -- Mr. Stevens has done it in a generous and often stunning style. And the quality of his reverence should captivate the piously devout. Full Review
New York Times
May 9, 2005
Tends to degenerate into a series of increasingly bizarre walk-ons. Full Review
Film4
Nov 14, 2007
Rating: 4/5 -- Yes, the celebrity cameos distract, but the film focuses more on Jesus' message than the overated King of Kings If you've never seen it in widescreen, you are missing a revelation.
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
Feb 17, 2005

Product Description:

George Stevens presents his monumental adaptation of the story of Jesus Christ starring Max von Sydow. The film concentrates on the most familiar episodes of the biblical story, including the birth of Christ in Bethlehem, Herod's (Jose Ferrer) decree of the execution of all male children in Judea, and the Holy family's escape into Egypt. It continues as Christ encounters John the Baptist (Charlton Heston) searches for the Twelve Apostles, and raises Lazarus (Michael Tolan), while John the Baptist is executed. It concludes with Jesus' expulsion of the moneylenders from the temple, the instruction of the Apostles at the Last Supper, Christ's betrayal by Judas (David McCallum), the Passion, the Crucifixion, and the Resurrection. The product of years of research and planning by Stevens, the film features a huge cast of stars, among whom Von Sydow, McCallum, Dorothy McGuire (Mary), Sidney Poitier (Simon of Cyrene), Claude Rains (Herod the Great), Donald Pleasence (The Devil), Martin Landau (Caiaphas), and Janet Margolin (Mary of Bethany), give fine performances.

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  • Filmed in Ultra Panavision 70.
  • THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD was originally released with a running time of 225 minutes, but other versions range from 127 minutes to 260 minutes.
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