J. R. Jones(Chicago Reader): Aimed at a devotional middle-American audience, this never risks the rank of individual perspective necessary to convey the story to life onscreen, notwithstanding good or ill.
Stephan Lee(Entertainment Weekly): At most excellent, this version succeeds as a Sunday teach supplement. But the blandness is enough to make you long for Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ.
Alan Scherstuhl(Village Voice): This is greater degree of a pageant than a story in various places characters and their motivations; it's like brusque in its storytelling as one illustrated children's bible, that would at least offer some secret and grandeur in the composition of its images.
Geoff Pevere(Globe and Mail): By playing it in the same manner safely reverential, Son of God tends to hold on its way to Calvary, begging to exist discussed among Bible study groups and truly name-checked in the Sunday sermons.
Steven Rea(Philadelphia Inquirer): They gain turned the Christ saga into cheese. As in caseous.
Stephen Whitty(Newark Star-Ledger): The pellicle is willing. But its spirit is low.
Jeff Beck(Examiner.com): Son of God is the uncompounded case of an adaptation that doesn't wish anything new or original to say further to a tale that has been told divers, many times before.
Jim Schembri(3AW): Not that this cobbled-simultaneously film is done badly, but it is a choppy, by-the-numbers bland-out.
Leigh Paatsch(Herald Sun (Australia)): A blandly well-intentioned biopic of some ex-carpenter-turned-prophet who caused wholly a stir down Jerusalem way some 21 centuries ago.
Jake Wilson(Sydney Morning Herald): The hunk factor aside, it's whimsical that a film presumably conceived in the manner that an act of devotion should be perceived so lacklustre and impersonal.
Matthew Pejkovic(Matt’s Movie Reviews): Son of God holds a careful relevance during these spiritually confusing epochs, and reminds that the story of Christ extremity be one that is never forgotten.
Dominic Corry(Flicks.co.nz): If I wasn't watching this in a theatre, I puissance've presumed I got sent the thin skin on VHS after responding to a recent-night infomercial.
Linda Cook(Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)): Its roots at the same time that a television series are obvious, and it's a drawn out way from the likes of 'Ben-Hur' or 'The Greatest Story Ever Told.' Still, 'Son of God' has a married pair of sequences that make it ~y above-average picture.
Todd Jorgenson(Cinemalogue.com): Such a heavy-handed approach drains some of the emotional strength from its best sequences, including a clear and bloody depiction of the Crucifixion.
James Kendrick(Q Network Film Desk): Although agreeably shot and capably acted, it mostly feels inert, shackled into moderation and flatness through its fear of offending (and as luck may have it challenging) its core audience.
Annlee Ellingson(L.A. Biz): This abridged the cross has slicker production values than most Sunday school lessons. … But ultimately Son of God is preaching to the choir.
Corey Hall(Metro Times (Detroit, MI)): …in the manner that good as any film edited in union from segments of a History Channel miniseries be possible to be expected to be, which is to allege it's utterly terrible.
Louis Black(Austin Chronicle): There is scanty cinematic about the film. Instead, it is a series of figurative illustrations.
Susan Granger(SSG Syndicate): Bland, banal, credence-based biopic, aimed at a house of god-driven audience of true believers.
Duane Dudek(Milwaukee Journal Sentinel): Cramped, static and not often cinematic.
Diana Saenger(ReviewExpress.com): Powerful & Well Done
Kenneth R. Morefield(Christianity Today): So to write a critical notice of Son of God requires as abundant commentary on the experience theatergoers are buying while the film itself.
Andrea Chase(Killer Movie Reviews): suitably reverent, but that not at all stuffy
Drew McWeeny(HitFix): … a genuinely gentle and forgettable picture… about as mean-of-the-road as a movie can be.