Roger Ebert says "The Passion of the Christ" is the most violent movie he's ever seen.
Andrew Sullivan goes so far as to call the film "pornography." (read what he says before you bitch)
Apparently, Mel Gibson "was asked by a nun to reduce the violence, but responded by saying that people today are so steeped in violence that he had to make it jarring enough to disturb people so they could see the reality of Jesus' suffering."
Thanks Mel. Numb our senses a little more.
I admire a director a lot more who can invoke emotion without having to shove it down my throat.