Gospel of Mark

DVD Release: March 14, 2017
Gospel of Mark


According to “The Gospel of Mark”, Jesus is a heroic man of action, an exorcist, healer, and miracle worker—the Son of God who keeps his identity secret. This critically acclaimed, epic production—five years in the making—is based on the latest theological, historical, and archaeological research. It offers an unforgettable, highly authentic telling of the Jesus story—ending with the empty tomb, a promise to meet again in Galilee, and Jesus’s instructions to spread the good news of the resurrection.

Dove Review

“The Gospel of Mark” is a film that features wonderful scenery and is a very accurate depiction of Mark’s gospel. In addition, the actors are terrific, truly convincing and excellent. A few of the highlights are Jesus feeding the multitude, walking on the water, calming the storm, healing of various people, and his resurrection from the dead.

This would be a wonderful Christian education tool and is inspirational viewing. We are more than pleased to award it our Faith-Friendly Seal for ages 12-plus, due to the realistic crucifixion scenes which contain blood but are not gratuitous. This is a dynamic portrayal from the Gospel of Mark!

Content Description

Sex: None.
Language: None.
Violence: The back of the head of John the Baptist, who was beheaded, is seen on a platter; Jesus overturns tables and drives out the money changers, charging them with making his Father's house a place of merchandise; a parable of the vineyard and people are seen attacking the heir; commotion when Peter cuts off man's ear but no blood is seen and Jesus heals the man's ear; blood on Jesus after whipping and beating; Jesus beaten on the road to Calvary, the crucifixion including nails being driven in and some blood.
Drugs: The drinking of wine in a scene.
Nudity: Shirtless men including Jesus and others.
Other: A demon comes out of man and we hear his voice, and man shakes; "Legion" is cast out which is similar to the aforementioned scene; tension and disagreements between characters.


Company: Lionsgate
Director: David Batty
Producer: Hannah Leader
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 123 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter