It may well be that reviewing "Son of God" is pointless. Everyone who goes to see the movie will love it; everyone who would hate the movie won't go.
Looking at it simply in terms of moviemaking, there is much to recommend this latest version of the story of Jesus. Unlike the traditional portrayals, the actors are allowed to act and not be wooden images although the performances (including Diogo Morgado as Jesus) are good, not great.
Unlike the graphic "The Passion if the Christ" and "The Last Temptation of Christ," "Son of God" is unlikely to stir controversy, although it includes a good deal of violence Romans beating and killing Jews, and a horrific crucifixion scene. This is not a movie for children.