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A Film of Contrasts
- David H.
A quality religious drama about a thug who is pardoned instead of Jesus. Anthony Quinn is quite good as Barabbas dealing with the ramifications of his life being spared. The film shows us very well how life was cheap in the Roman Empire contrasting starkly with the message of Christianity. The director filmed the Crucifixion scene during a solar eclipse giving a different ominous dimension to Jesus' death.
a person can not always be cross with themself.
the idea of the story is the interest. some people will like it.. some will not. the acting is reasonable. good work ethic from people behind the scenes.
Outstanding! A preformance that ONLY Anthony Quinn could give. The details of the set and preformance to the sufferings, both physical and emotional, suffered upon an ignorant brute by fate and the state are hauntingly drawn out and portrayed.
Barabbas for the Ages
- Bob Hendrick
This just may be the most underrated of all biblical epics. In this film, Richard Fleischer (the director) achieves what most of the other films of it's kind have failed to do; create a story of hope out of the most incredible dispair. Quinn, the writer and the director take you on this journey with Barabbas slowly, and deliberately; and when the realization hits you, it's quite profound. The ending is literally, the beginning. Don't miss this one.
A Haunting Film
Anthony Quinn plays Barabbas, a poor tortured soul who can't escape the fact that Christ died in his place. It is a film with a message. On the artistic side,it is very good. The sets have their mix of tradtional and contemporary blended together, and the score is haunting and convicting. A good film on Christ told in a totally different way.
A great biblico of one man's struggle for freedom and finding his faith. Anthony Quinn plays Barabbas and the musical score is haunting for every scene. A film for everyone who is serching for christian faith.