Months Before Debut, Movie on Death of Jesus Causes Stir. With his movie, “The Passion,” under attack as anti-Semitic, Mel Gibson is trying to build a defense before it is released. By Laurie Goodstein. [New York Times: NYT HomePage]
From what I read this movie is the most realisitic depiction of the events leading up to the death of Jesus. There lies the rub. What looks like realism to some Christians looks like anti-Semitism to Jews.