Picks and Pans Review: The Last Temptation of Christ

updated 12/26/1988 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/26/1988 AT 01:00 AM EST

Look beyond the religious controversy, the self-indulgent length and the clashing acting styles; credit director Martin Scorsese with a fervent examination of a hypothetical Jesus torn between spirit and flesh.

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