Revival!

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6.61 h 43 min201813+
Rated TV-PG. REVIVAL is hybrid of every film idiom: Broadway musical, Hollywood musical, animation, green screen technology, and sound stage.
Directors
Danny Green
Starring
Mali MusicHarry LennixChaka Khan
Genres
AnimationArts, Entertainment, and CultureMusic Videos and Concerts
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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Supporting actors
Michelle WilliamsDanny Green
Producers
Holly Davis CarterHarry Lennix
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4.2 out of 5 stars

81 global ratings

  1. 66% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 6% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 17% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 4% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 7% of reviews have 1 stars
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Karen W.Reviewed in the United States on April 13, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great film
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I loved the story, acting and cinematography. It is a beautiful film about the most important and true story ever told. T'Keyah Crystal Keymah shines in this film along with other notable actors. This film is sure to be a classic - one that I would watch at least every Easter season.
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Big DaddyReviewed in the United States on April 13, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Biblically on point job well done
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Awesome modern depiction of an ancient story really enjoyed the musicality.
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Cheryl WardReviewed in the United States on April 30, 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
Confused
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My account AND my husband’s account (William Ward) were both charged. Please refund his.
I watched it once.

Could someone please contact us and explain why this occurs?
Smilebright Reviewed in the United States on April 14, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great movie with Star Casting!!
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Great musical!
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Willie RobinsonReviewed in the United States on April 13, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Amazing Adaptation
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Great music and beautiful blend of stage and cinema.
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Mocha Reviewed in the United States on May 19, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Nothing
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It wasn’t as entertaining has I wanted it to be.
YecheilyahReviewed in the United States on March 27, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
The Bible is Black History Too
The first thing that piqued my interest immediately about this film was the almost all-black cast and even more, the black Messiah. Few films reveal the true physical appearance of the people of the bible. Where are we? It is a question I hear often from black people when discussing scripture. Some of us don’t think we were there at all. But the truth is many of the nationalities of the people in the bible including the Israelites, Egyptians, Babylonians, and Assyrians were black and Harry Lennix's Revival! will no doubt make that connection with its black audience.

Beyond ethnicity, Revival! features a star-studded, mostly black cast in the retelling of the book of John, featuring the resurrection, life, and ministry of the Messiah. Viewers will watch the bible play out through some of their favorite actors and musicians in a mixture of onstage performances, gospel songs, and spirituals so that Revival! becomes more than just a movie, but an experience.

With Michelle Williams playing Mary Magdalen, Chaka Khan as Herodias, Wendy Raquel Robinson as the woman with the blood issue, Kenny Lattimore as Lazarus, Harry Lennix as Pontius Pilate and Mali Music as Yahoshua, Revival! is a part short film, part musical, and part broadway play.

I think the actors playing the Pharisees did an excellent job and the Messiah's trial period will certainly leave an impression.

Whether you are a bible believer, black historian, musician or someone who is in love with a connection to a higher power, Revival! will certainly revive in you a spirit of hope, faith, and praise.
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Film FanReviewed in the United States on March 21, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
THE BOOK OF JOHN AS A GOSPEL MUSICAL
First class acting and singing in this Musical, Harry Lennix from "the Black List" has assembled an all star cast, that includes Michelle Williams from Destiny's Child, Chaka Khan and Mali Music who Stevie Wonder called the future of Gospel.

We all know the Jesus story - but it's great to see a black man as Jesus, amazing how it changes your perspective on Christ's universal story -- It's a wonderful experience: part theater, part historical drama and part foot-stomping hand clapping rousing good time.
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