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How Has Mel Offended? In Praise of The Passion of the Christ

"By his foes derided, by his own rejected": only once in a great while do critics begin beating up on a film months before its premiere. I was half dreading the prospect of seeing Mel Gibson's The Passion, and it was with trepidation that I gathered the resolve to go to the theater. It had been buried daily under reams of criticism, all of which boiled down to three main complaints: it lacks context, it's too violent, and it's anti-Semitic.…
Daniel C. Harlow
April 16, 2004