I must say I have seen Jesus of Nazareth at least ten times and I never get tired of watching it. I purchased the video and try to watch it every year at Easter time. Every actor did a marvelous job especially Robert Powell. I think he looked more like Jesus than Jesus did. As for all the comments nitpicking about the movie, to them I say this: try to look at the film for its true meaning: the life, death, and resurrection of Christ. Look at how much he suffered for us. I'll admit there were a few minor flaws, but to me, these were meaningless. The crucifixion scene in this film was the most moving I have ever seen in this type of film. Even the musical score which was played throughout the movie was excellent. I am trying to persuade my church to show the movie during Lent this year; I liked it that much. To me there never was, nor will there ever be a better film on the life of Christ.
Congratulations to Franco Zefirelli for making such a spectacular motion picture. It was truly a masterpiece.