|USA, ITALY||1969||200 min||Drama|
Barabbas is jailed and then set free, but in his place Jesus is tortured and crucified. Barabbas' enemies capture him, beat him, and throw him into a pit of fire. Escaping, Barabbas creates a plan to steal a fortune in gold by becoming a gladiator.
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|Airs:||-- at 09:00 pm|
The miniseries manages to be both thought-provoking and at times emotional, doing well at illustrating common skepticisms of Christianity while also showing Barabbas' own transformation.The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
The film has some very nice moments, but it also has its share of awkwardness, and the director, the television veteran Roger Young, can’t seem to get his multinational cast on the same page or find a consistent tone.The New York Times Full Review