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RISEN [PG-13] C-

This Kevin Reynolds (former Kevin Costner partner-in-crime on “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves” & “Waterworld”) interpretation of the story of Jesus Christ and the Resurrection treats the tale as if the well meaning attempt to shift the perspective that might actually surprise unsuspecting non-believers. Clavius (Joseph Fiennes), a battle-hardened Roman warrior who wandered onto the scene of the Crucifixion, gets tasked with tracking down the disciples, in order to retrieve the body of Jesus, but along the way, he discovers the truth about Jesus and must decide what it means to him. Reynolds captures the basic solemnity of the whole affair, although rather than feeling epic, “Risen” comes across like a local church re-enactment on Palm Sunday.