Risen 2016 -Movie Review


Release Date: February 19, 2016
Directed by Kevin Reynolds
Written by: Kevin Reynolds (screenplay), Paul Aiello (screenplay & story)
Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Tom Felton, Peter Firth, Cliff Curtis
Production Co: LD Entertainment, Affirm Films, Columbia Pictures
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for Biblical violence and disturbing images


Review By: Kate Oliver

Other critics will tell you it’s a B movie. From a girl who was not exactly raised with a religion, then adapts Catholicism, but is not a practicing Catholic, it had a different affect on me.

I like watching films that has to do with the death and Resurrection of Christ. I find it interesting. You really only hear on side, right? This one tells you from the point of a non-believer. The other side. A Roman.

Clavius is the right hand man of Pontius Pilate. The Tribune. A high officer. A non-believer. Kind of like an attorney who normally only sees the letter of the law. He prays to his own God for guidance. Clavius is a soldier who fought many battles and has scars of course. However, you see a change in him. Actually, you see it twice.  When these changes happen, the story moves in a different direction.

After watching this, it has renewed my faith. I’m not a practicing Catholic and maybe I need tomore. I felt cleansed and felt a purpose. I’m not one of those people who needs to constantly feed religion down your throat(I don’t even like that)! I felt better about the story. I felt better for the reason he was sacrificed.

I think that the film should have been released  during Easter Weekend, but it is Lent.