The most positive thing that can be said about Mel Gibson's movie, 'The Passion of the Christ', is his deliberate emphasis in the full title of "the Christ". Its positive strength is that this title underlines the role of Jesus of Nazareth as the Messiah, the Christ.
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Hardiman, R. (2005). Holy Week and the Passion: Liturgical contrasts with Mel Gibson's film. Pastoral Liturgy, 35(2-3), 15-18.