Jesus Christ, Superstar Movie Review 1973

Information and Film Reviews for Jesus Christ, Superstar the Movie

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2.0 4.0 from 1 reviews

A rock opera that portrays, in music, the last seven days in the earthly life of Christ, as reenacted by young tourists in Israel. Outstanding musical score was the key to the success of the film, although Elliman and Anderson are standouts as, respectively, Mary Magdalene and Judas. Based on the stage play by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, film is sometimes stirring while exhibiting the usual heavy-handed Jewison approach.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 108 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Musical Drama, Adapted from a Play, Adapted from an Opera, This Is Your Life, True Stories, Adapted from the Bible, Religion, Easter
Melvyn Bragg
Ted Neeley, Carl Anderson, Yvonne Elliman, Josh Mostel, Barry Dennen, Bob Bingham, Larry T. Marshall
Douglas Slocombe
Norman Jewison
Andrew Lloyd Webber, Andre Previn, Herbert W. Spencer
Mark Huffam, Norman Jewison

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