THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD was unmercifully ripped to shreds by the critics, as usually is the case with big-budget, highly publicized projects that don't quite measure up. It cost more than $20 million and included a cast of some of filmdom's biggest (though not necessarily best)
stars, and while it's not quite as bad as the critics claimed upon its release, it's not particularly good either. The story goes over familiar turf, with scenes including Christ's birth, the decree by Herod to slaughter all male children in Jerusalem, the flight into Egypt, John the Baptist
immersing Jesus, the gathering of the Apostles, John's death, Lazarus' resurrection, the money-l...