J. R. Jones(Chicago Reader): Aimed at a devotional middle-American audience, this never risks the accord of individual perspective necessary to accompany the story to life onscreen, instead of good or ill.
Stephan Lee(Entertainment Weekly): At most judicious, this version succeeds as a Sunday sect supplement. But the blandness is sufficiency to make you long for Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ.
Alan Scherstuhl(Village Voice): This is besides a pageant than a story around characters and their motivations; it's for example brusque in its storytelling as one illustrated children's bible, which would at least offer some art and grandeur in the composition of its images.
Geoff Pevere(Globe and Mail): By playing it to such a degree safely reverential, Son of God tends to travel slowly but steadily its way to Calvary, begging to exist discussed among Bible study groups and directly name-checked in the Sunday sermons.
Steven Rea(Philadelphia Inquirer): They esteem turned the Christ saga into cheese. As in caseous.
Stephen Whitty(Newark Star-Ledger): The film is willing. But its spirit is feeble.
Jeff Beck(Examiner.com): Son of God is the neat case of an adaptation that doesn't hold anything new or original to connect to a tale that has been told divers, many times before.
Jim Schembri(3AW): Not that this cobbled-unitedly film is done badly, but it is a choppy, ~ the agency of-the-numbers bland-out.
Leigh Paatsch(Herald Sun (Australia)): A blandly well-intentioned biopic of each ex-carpenter-turned-prophet who caused completely a stir down Jerusalem way some 21 centuries ago.
Jake Wilson(Sydney Morning Herald): The hunch factor aside, it's odd that a film presumably conceived considered in the state of an act of devotion should ~ of so lacklustre and impersonal.
Matthew Pejkovic(Matt’s Movie Reviews): Son of God holds a feature relevance during these spiritually confusing ages, and reminds that the story of Christ extremity be one that is never forgotten.
Dominic Corry(Flicks.co.nz): If I wasn't sleeplessness this in a theatre, I efficiency've presumed I got sent the thin skin on VHS after responding to a recent-night infomercial.
Linda Cook(Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)): Its roots taken in the character of a television series are obvious, and it's a extended way from the likes of 'Ben-Hur' or 'The Greatest Story Ever Told.' Still, 'Son of God' has a unite of sequences that make it some above-average picture.
Todd Jorgenson(Cinemalogue.com): Such a ponderous-handed approach drains some of the emotional monarch from its best sequences, including a vigorous and bloody depiction of the Crucifixion.
James Kendrick(Q Network Film Desk): Although fastidiously shot and capably acted, it for the greatest part feels inert, shackled into moderation and flatness ~ dint of. its fear of offending (and haply challenging) its core audience.
Annlee Ellingson(L.A. Biz): This abridged the cross has slicker production values than greatest in quantity Sunday school lessons. … But ultimately Son of God is preaching to the choir.
Corey Hall(Metro Times (Detroit, MI)): …being of the cl~s who good as any film edited side by side from segments of a History Channel miniseries be possible to be expected to be, which is to recite it's utterly terrible.
Louis Black(Austin Chronicle): There is in a small degree cinematic about the film. Instead, it is a sequence of figurative illustrations.
Susan Granger(SSG Syndicate): Bland, banal, doctrines-based biopic, aimed at a ecclesiastical body-driven audience of true believers.
Duane Dudek(Milwaukee Journal Sentinel): Cramped, static and seldom cinematic.
Diana Saenger(ReviewExpress.com): Powerful & Well Done
Kenneth R. Morefield(Christianity Today): So to inspect Son of God requires as a great quantity commentary on the experience theatergoers are buying viewed like the film itself.
Andrea Chase(Killer Movie Reviews): suitably reverent, excepting not at all stuffy
Drew McWeeny(HitFix): … a genuinely demulcent and forgettable picture… about as intervening-of-the-road as a movie have power to be.