Mary Magdalene

2018 • 119 minutes
3.2
12 reviews
44%
Tomatometer
Eligible
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About this movie

Mary Magdalene, is conceived to be an authentic and humanistic portrait of one of the most enigmatic and misunderstood spiritual figures in history. The biblical biopic tells the story of Mary (Mara), a young woman in search of a new way of living. Constricted by the hierarchies of the day, Mary defies her traditional family to join a new social movement led by the charismatic Jesus of Nazareth (Phoenix). She soon finds a place for herself within the movement and at the heart of a journey that will lead to the capital city of Jerusalem.
3.2
12 reviews
Tim Robinson
August 26, 2018
Elements of greatness, but not enough. Mary was undoubtedly a great disciple, but this is a bit of a disappointment. Joaquin Phoenix was miscast -- 10 years too old and playing it like Jesus is a little bit crazy, rather than someone who's one with God. Not a waste of time but could've been better. Not the "dullest story ever told" as there is defintely something enigmatic about the story.
A Google user
February 12, 2019
beautiful. heart breaking, uplifting and a different way to look at something so often told and talked about in today's society. a great way to start a conversation on belief and interpretation of a time we can never truly know.. And a wonderful port rail of all biblical figures especially loved Joaquin phoenix.the way he spoke was truly felt .
A Google user
September 28, 2018
It is some weird version of the gospels. Just a frustrating, abstract movie with vague similarity of the true story. Jesus is some older, super serious dude and very few parts of the movie follow the true theme. If l could give it a half l would