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The Judas Project
The Judas Project
Actors: John O'Banion, Ramy Zada, Richard Herd, Gerald Gordon, Jeff Corey
Director: James H. Barden
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Special Interests
PG-13     2003     1hr 37min

Against the backdrop of a modern world, this compelling story depicts the momentous series of events surrounding the last three years in the life of Christ. Rather than facing the biblical foes that Jesus of Nazareth faced...  more »

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Actors: John O'Banion, Ramy Zada, Richard Herd, Gerald Gordon, Jeff Corey
Director: James H. Barden
Creators: Bryan England, James H. Barden, Edward A. Teraskiewicz, Ervin Melton, Fred Wardell, James Nelson
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Special Interests
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Religion, Religion & Spirituality
Studio: Good Times Video
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 09/02/2003
Original Release Date: 02/19/1993
Theatrical Release Date: 02/19/1993
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 37min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 5
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Larry | Knoxville, TN United States | 04/17/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I wish I could find something positive to say about this film, but it would be sinful not to warn others about it. I watched this film with some friends and felt compelled to apologize to them afterword. It's difficult to find the right words to describe how unbelievably bad it is. The acting is atrocious, the photography is horrible, the script is non existent and the ending brings a movie that is already painful to sit through to an excruiatingly, tortuous finish, like a slow painful death. It would be hell to be forced to watch this one again."
Elizabeth Henry | 03/30/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)

""End Times" or "What if Jesus Lived Today" - These seem to be the only 2 ideas that some modern christian writers and producers can come up with. This is the worst movie I think I've ever seen - poor dialogue, cheesy effects, bad music and worse editing (check out the sweat stain on the police officer's armpit as he takes a swing at Peter). It should be an embarrassment to any follower of Christ serious about having a rational dialogue with the world they live in. The only redeeming value in this movie were the laughs I had (there's a strange sort of humor that exists only in things that aren't supposed to be funny). But if you're looking for that kind of humor, better go with "American Movie.""
The filmmakers' hearts were in the right place (I think), bu
a voice of reason | Houston, TX | 10/07/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)

""What was that?" That was the question I couldn't help asking myself after watching this film. I liked the premise of trying to portray the events of Jesus' life in a modern setting because I thought that it might make Jesus' sacrifice for us more understandable and relevant to younger audiences (His sacrifice obviously has been, is, and will be relevant to all generations, but a majority of today's youth seem to have little understanding for anything that doesn't have to do with the 'here and now'). Unfortunately, this film failed in almost every respect.

If I hadn't read the movie description first, then I might only have had a vague notion that this was a retelling of Jesus' life until the time of Jesse's betrayal and execution. Part of me wants to watch the film again to see if I can pick up more of the contemporized events of Jesus' life, but a greater part of me says that I shouldn't waste my time by watching this again, because it certainly won't be the effective evangelistic tool that I (and probably the filmmakers) thought it could be.

It's a low-budget film and the acting is poor, as previous reviewers have already stated. These would be acceptable shortcomings if the story weren't so muddled. The unacceptable shortcomings are that there is little here that truly tells people what Jesus did and that what is contained in the movie is almost incomprehensible (and uninterestingly presented).

It's unfortunate that most Christian filmmakers have to cope with low budgets (which means no A-list actors most of the time), but a story can still be interestingly and effectively presented ("Flywheel" is an excellent example of a low-budget Christian movie with less-than-stellar acting but a great, evangelistic story). If you want a "What might have happened if Jesus had come to earth in our time?" movie, then watch "Joshua." It's hardly a perfect film either, but it is a far better film than this one and, at the very least, it's comprehensible.

One of the Worst Movies Ever Made
J. C. Hargrove | Fort Worth, Texas | 02/26/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I was unlucky enough to see this in the theater in Austin, Texas in the early 1990s.

I walked out halfway through it because it is so incredibly bad.

Do NOT waste one second of your time.

If you want to know about Jesus, go to the "Bibles" section of amazon and buy a King James Bible and read that."