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Jesus Christ Superstar (1973 movie)

4 Ratings: 4.8
Christian Movies & TV, Drama, and Special Interests movie directed by Norman Jewison

Ted Neeley makes for a wimpy looking Jesus in Norman Jewison's screen adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice "rock opera," which was a smash on stage in the early '70s. Jewison (Other People's Money) adds some good exterior … see full wiki

Director: Norman Jewison
Release Date: 1973
3 reviews about Jesus Christ Superstar (1973 movie)
review by . November 21, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
Jesus Christ Superstar is perhaps the boldest of all musicals made during the last seventy years, even though the story it tells is one that has been told, retold, and read for centuries. The way this show presents its subject material, and context has gotten it banned in a heavily Christian nation in Africa, and scolded by many Christian churches, but this musical has proven appealing to both people of faith, and those without. This musical was ahead of its time, starting an era of adaptation for …
review by . February 15, 2006
I first watched this movie in the late 1990's, 20 years after it came out. At that time, my turnstile record player had gone bust, and I had not heard the concept albumn for years, not having yet bought the soundtrack on CD. I rented this movie from the video store and for the entire time I had it out, I had it playing on the TV continuously just so I could hear the soundtrack. I have always loved the concept albumn for the excellent music and knew all of the songs by heart.    I …
review by . May 27, 2003
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: music hands down, acting      Cons: some scenes may be offensive     The Bottom Line: _____________     I'll just start with a spoiler alert, so you have been warned      One day Tim Rice had some interesting lyrics that were running through his head so he approached Andrew Lloyd Webber, who put them to music. From that developed a stage play, written by Webber & Rice, which eventually resulted in a DVD version …
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