"The filmmakers behind Son of God - condensed and reconfigured from last year’s 10-hour History Channel mini-series The Bible - pull off a similar transformation, though one that may leave audiences more dumbstruck than in awe: They have turned the Christ saga into cheese. As in cheesy.
For all its faults, Son of God, directed by Christopher Spencer, moves like a veritable express train for a time, brisk and businesslike. It isn’t until the arrest and trial of Jesus by the Roman prefect Pontius Pilate that Son of God slows calamitously, placing greater stress on the actors to deliver - not just their lines, but the roiling emotions behind them. Where’s Mel Gibson when you need him? (For all its controversy and graphic brutality, The Passion of the Christ had, well, passion - and a point of view.)" - Steven Rea
Yes. Exactly. EXACTLY.