Killing Jesus review: Moyer steals every scene

killingjesuspilate9Raving reviews about Stephen’s performance as Pontius Pilate in the TV film Killing Jesus which will air world-wide on March 29 on the Nat Geo Channel.

According to the Global Dispatch “Moyer steals every scene”.

The NYTimes names Pilate the most interesting character in the story.

The most interesting character might be Pontius Pilate (Stephen Moyer), the Roman prefect. Much of the power politics on display here involves his being pressured by the religious leaders of Judea to arrest and execute Jesus, a fight he wants no part of. After the “cast the first stone” incident, the priests fail to convince him that Jesus somehow broke the law, so instead one tries to get him worked up about the fact that Jesus has also been stirring people up about taxes.

“If I were to crucify every Jew who rails against our taxes,” he responds, “I would have to level the cedars of Lebanon for wood. His crime must be an attack against our emperor, our rule.”

Those are the kind of reviews that we’d like to read!


  1. OMG!  I just saw a video from Killing Jesus where we see a whole lot of Stephen.  He’s talking to his wife while getting a massage, with only a cloth covering his bum!  Can you please post?  It’s under:

  2. love_lillia I immediately headed to Zap2it News & Features and watched the video.  Well done, Stephen.  Loved the sponge battle at the end between Pilate and his wife.  Thanks for the heads up on this love_lillia.

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