The Gospel Of John Movie Review #JohnOnNetflix

I was given access to preview this movie for purposes of evaluation. Thoughts are my own.

Gospel of John


The Lumo Project is a ground breaking, multi-language biblical film resource transforming the way we discover, study and engage with the life of Jesus through the four New Testament Gospels: redefining the standard of visual Biblical media. The Lumo Project presents four films – one for each Gospel account – that will revolutionize the way we all experience the story of Jesus and the world of First Century Palestine in which he lived.


The Gospel of John takes the story of Jesus from John’s gospel with its own unique characteristics. For John, Jesus is the Word of God made human. John is clear that that when encounter Jesus, we encounter God.  The gospel writer points to the miracles and teachings as evidence of Jesus’ special relationship as the divine Son of God.

Narrated by leading British actor David Harewood (‘Homeland’, ‘Blood Diamond’, ‘Merchant of Venice’) it is based on the latest theological, historical and archaeological research. With specially constructed sets and the extraordinarily authentic villages and countryside of rural Morocco, it immerses the viewer in the world of first century Palestine.


What separates this movies from other movies that I’ve watched before is that this is a narration of the verses in the gospels.

The actors speak a little in the background, but their speaking lines are in the original language. This format allowed me to focus on the narration rather than be distracted by the actors’ lines.

The movie comes in 3 versions — NIV, KJV or Spanish — and you can choose the one you prefer. This full-length feature film has a running time of about 2 hours and 40 minutes — a little longer than most movies but, even to my surprise, I didn’t get bored.

Perhaps it’s because of the way the narrator read his lines.  The narrator has such a nice voice, and he was able to add color and emotions to the words. It was also amazing how the narrator’s pauses and speaking lines coincided perfectly with the timing of the actors as they opened their mouths.

Aside from the voice of the narrator, I was also impressed by the musical scoring. I felt like they were able to play the right music at the right time — and even stop the music at the right time. All in all, I’d say this is a great movie to watch with your family and your church friends — or perhaps the whole church on Easter!

The Gospel of John is now currently available on Netflix! Be sure to add it to your list of must-watch movies on Netflix!

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I was given access to preview this movie for purposes of evaluation. Thoughts are my own.


The Gospel Of John Movie Review #JohnOnNetflix — 30 Comments

  1. I am definitely going to make sure that I watch this movie. Thank you for the heads up.

  2. Thank you so much for this… I will definitely add it to the list, and what an amazing time of the year to use this for our Saturday night pizza movie night.. be blessed

  3. I don’t know what it is about watching religious movies, but I always come away feeling inspired and enlightened. This will be a must see movie for me, as I love these types of movies to no end. Thank you for your review!

  4. I am always looking for good movies to watch because i swear, me and my boyfriend are movie junkies and we have seen so many movies! Thanks for the recommendation(:

  5. The Gospel of John looks very interesting, it’s definitely different from any other Bible films that I have seen. I can’t wait to watch this, thank you for sharing this review.

  6. Great movie to learn about, have to watch this with the entire family, going to add this to my Netflix list for sure.

  7. This would make a great movie for my husband and I, but not for our kidlet because she’d get frustrated trying to keep up.

  8. I am so excited about watching this movie, I am also glad that more television shows are starting to add the word of GOD.. I think like this movie and others we still need to press on to others and spread the word of GOD,,, it is so important and it is up to us to share the Gospel.. Thanks for sharing this, trying to get a hold of a copy now to watch over the holiday if I can..

  9. I would love to watch this movie! It looks very good and I love watching religious themed shows!

  10. (The Gospel Of John Movie Review #JohnOnNetflix) After the busy holiday season is over with, I would love to sit back and relax to watch this-

  11. I’m glaadv I saw this post. I’d love to see this. Ineresting how the narration allows you to focus more on the story then the lines.
    Carol L

  12. I have not seen this movie yet but I would really like to. It sounds like the actors did a great job. Thank you so much for sharing this

  13. Thanks so very much on the Fantastic Review on The Gospel Of John Movie Review #JohnOnNetflix! This sounds like a really terrific movie to watch! I love watching movies about God and, especially at this time of year, the resurrection! This sounds like a movie that I really would love to see! However, we don’t have Netflix! This time of year, I love to sit and watch the Passover movies with the kids. This is something that as kids, we always did with our parents as well. Thanks so much for sharing this fantastic review and the information on the movie The Gospel of John Movie with all of us! I honestly do appreciate it! Thanks again, Michele 🙂
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  14. This was a great movie and I need to watch it again. I am sure I will learn something new every time I watch this. Thank you so much for sharing