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The Last Temptation of Christ

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[[Performer~P16547~Willem Dafoe~willemdafoe]] plays Jesus Christ in this extraordinarily controversial adaptation of Nikos Kazantzakis's novel. The film depicts a sometimes reluctant, self-doubting Jesus, gradually coming to accept His divinity and the inexorability of His ultimate fate. The much-maligned sex scene with Mary Magdalene ([[Performer~P32030~Barbara Hershey~barbarahershey]]) occurs as an hallucination experienced by Jesus as he suffers on the cross. This particular sequence was what...more

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4.0

80 out of 100 Metascore®

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