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'Passion of the Christ:' Review

Mel Gibson's much-anticipated biblical drama The Passion of the Christ arrives in theaters. The film's release, on Ash Wednesday, follows months of controversy over its depiction of the last 12 hours of the life of Jesus Christ. NPR's Bob Mondello has a review.

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Bob Mondello, who jokes that he was a jinx at the beginning of his critical career — hired to write for every small paper that ever folded in Washington, just as it was about to collapse — saw that jinx broken in 1984 when he came to NPR.