Michael Coren on The Passion..
He wanted to like it, but found he could not:
....I love God and Jesus with all my heart, but for the life of me I cannot embrace this film.
Forgive me if I cause offence, but I have to be honest.
This is some pre-Vatican II Roman Catholic blood cult. It is populated with medieval-type caricatures, screaming out of context, laughing at suffering....
[I haven't been able to see it yet, myself.]