Messiah (2020) - Drama

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When a CIA officer investigates a man attracting international attention and followers through acts of public disruption, she embarks on a global, high-stakes mission to uncover whether he is a divine entity or a deceptive con artist.

IMDB: 7.3
Stars: Mehdi Dehbi, Michelle Monaghan
Length: N/A Minutes
PG Rating: TV-MA
Reviews: 135 out of 995 found boring (13.56%)

One-line Reviews (478)

I went into this with an open mind only to discover that it is subtle propaganda.

Terribly Overrated and over-hyped tedious drama.

Balanced, suspenseful, enlightening .

The filming is a bit messy, the script made me cringe a couple times, some characters are cliché and the tv show is at times predictable.

Unique, thrilling and wonderfully executed.

Extremely realistic, worth watching, just be patient to pass first episode .

It very awkward and pretentious.

This was a slow burn and I finished it in a week.

Watch it with an empty glass.

Slow .

I went into this thinking it would be a bit more action driven (due to the trailer), but I had no problem with the, at times, slowness.

I am two episodes in and find the show intriguing.

I thoroughly enjoyed it and I was really bummed to find out Netflix cancelled it over some complaints about it being anti-muslim.

Which means I'm falling asleep....

Nothing adds up here, waste of time.

One of the most sly, unpredictable, and addictive dramas ever produced.

The characters, storyline, acting all threaded together makes for a compelling story, one that parallels our global challenges today.

This is different, it's fresh, it's modern, engaging, exciting, emotional, it has everything.

It's a fantasy filled drama with calculated miracles to keep you on the edge of your seats waiting for an ultimatum , I'm guessing.

The writers of Messiah have not only crafted a well-written, compelling story with interesting characters and terrific acting, they've included real substance and authentic representation of religion.

what is so great about this slow and boring series ?

An engaging and thrilling drama with clever storyline and impressive performance by the cast adds depth to the series.

I'm so bored with most of the box sets on Netflix and elsewhere.

It has a fascinating premise and addresses so many relevant issues in our world today.

I wouldnt recommend anyone to sit through this bore, episode 1, 2 and 10 is all you need to watch.

Bland best describes this show which takes a compelling IDEA and runs it into the ground by not actually going anywhere.

Don't waste your time.........

Very exciting and your feeling about the messiah keeps stumbling until the last second of the last episode.

Propaganda .

Very intriguing .

Considering all the controversy, after watching this series, I can say one thing with certainty that this series is surprisingly compelling and bingeable.

The episodes are very slow and by the end of season 1 not much has happened!

The plot is completely predictable, and fails to keep alive any sort of interesting "is he, isn't he" theme, as in episode 2, it's quite clear the "Messiah" has some sort of power.

However it cannot save such a boring script uninteresting half baked characters and terrible dialogue.

Very boring.

Absolutely ridiculously boring!!.

I really really wanted to like it but instead found it boring and and lackluster.

I thought the plot was deliberately made confusing to keep the ending grey.

Pro migrant propaganda .

The episodes are partly very slow, get lost in long conversations and keep repeating some aspects over and over.

This show is intriguing.

It could have been a good premise for something great, but whoever created it put any theology/philosophy/history on the back burner and instead deciding to go for some liberal propaganda that ironically would offend just about anyone.

I find it ( as I am on episode 5 ) a really good watch and intriguing ..It also stirs up my Christianity a bit and make me wonder about the meaning of life etc I haven't given away any of the plot so you can watch and enjoy as I have done ....

Not that I've ever had such a experience or am ever expecting to, but I still can relate to this evocative version of the fantasy.

Reviewing it for only its storyline, and it is compelling.

The set up is intriguing and keeps you hooked.

It was so compelling that I had to binge watch the whole 10 episodes.

Finally a series that it's definitely worth watching.

An intriguing and thought provoking piece of drama .

End of your seat thrilling.

Complete waste of time.

Interesting and suspenseful .

But I'm removing 6 of points for three main reasons:Pacing - absolutely stunningly slow at times.

Intriguing .

The woman who lives for her job and nothing else; has a great pain in her private life but of course she doesn't want to share it with anyone; doesn't care about herself, doesn't stay in bed after surgery, doesn't eat, etc etc. Already very BORING.

It is slow and pampers to those viewers who can't accept the reality of life.

The Muslims think that this show is islamophobic, the Christians think it is anti-Christian, Palestinians think it is an anti-Palestinian propaganda, and the Israelis think it is anti-Israel propaganda!

as I said, 80-90% of every episode is just boring drawn out, by the books spy thriller type films.

The only good thing this show has going for it is that it is so bad, the dialogues so bland and simplistic and the plot so very shallow, that your are glued to watching it and see how it ends, much in the same way that a bad song sticks in your jead and demands to be listened to again and again!

Controversial, many people will tag it as propaganda .

Everything is brilliantly made and entertaining.

Basically, this show is a bunch of nonsense that occurred so that the boring political thoughts seem profound by having them come out of the mouth of a messiah.

It is really intriguing !

I'm six episodes in and FINALLY something exciting has happened.

Military industrial complex propaganda .

Concept is nice but it gets boring and repetitive in the middle

but then you'll stop yourself and think of ALLLLLLLLLLLL of them cliche, overdone, over used, boring ways it could go...? Yeah, that's how it did go.

Even though we don't get a second season to explore a bit deeeper, this season is worth the watch on it's own.

Until episode 7 the show was acceptable and mysterious, but after that it quickly devolved into full blown islamophobic propaganda.

What a great mind boggling thinker it is.

Worth the watch - Religious or not.

This is a fascinating portrayal of a modern-day messiah who never claims to be the Messish, just someone sent by God as a messenger to deliver a warning to our world that peace will only be possible when all troops are withdrawn, hostilities cease, and forgiveness abounds.

A very intriguing and entertaining show.

Intriguing .

So far very intriguing.

The problem with Netflix Messiah web series is that it is too long.

Worth watching on a cold dark night.

I am agnostic and I don't have a specific political color, I am sure many people will feel offended and tag it as propaganda though.

Entertaining but slow at times .

And so far, i really enjoyed it.

Slow and boring .


If you're in for some cheesy mistery, dull research and a president that looks look like he got elected with a wallmart coupon, go ahead.

Boring a smack in the face.


Very very very VERY slow .

Concept but a bit slow .

This is one of the most original and intriguing stories I've seen since The Game.

Watched this series though all episodes were slow the structure was up and down and we are left witb a lot of what happened.

this show is extremely intriguing, it keeps you questioning the true identity and motives of the so called ''messiah''.

The rest is filled with SLOW SENSELESS DRAG of senseless clueless characters.

it's creative, and meaningful, i quite enjoyed it

Whether you are Christian, Jewish or Muslim , or something else or non or the above, you will find this series at worst entertaining and at best thought provoking.

unbelievably thrilling till the end.

It's riveting and intuitive.

Brainwashing religious propaganda movie.

Inaccuracy is not even it's biggest flaw, but the dull unwatchable performance and meaningless plot.

Very interesting and intriguing to watch.

This is an ok series as long as you realize it is a liberal propaganda series that perverts biblical beliefs.

On the edge of my seat .

I started watching and each successive episode got more predictable and boring.

Waste of time.

Very slow a lot of loose ends .

It's intriguing and provocative to every thinking person.

Gripping and original .

Boring .

Sometimes it felt a bit slow.

Intriguing for many muslims .

So for all of us who watched the show it was just a waste of time.

An intriguing, and quite plausible idea, but slow and cumbersome delivery .

Worth Watching .

With thought-provoking and philosophically intriguing writing and excellent directing, special effects, and music it remains unequivocal until the 9th episode when the mask is taken off and the Messiah turns out to be a Muslim Iranian terrorist with Russian ties.

I really enjoyed it .

Kept us on the edge of our seats with twists and turns.

The characters are just boring cardboard cutouts, hung on the plot like one of those hanging mobiles...

It's just too messy, confusing, and boring.

Slow .

Exciting, well done, engaging, truly one of the best TV series seen so far.

The rhythm was unreasonably too slow.

It's an amazing serie worth watching

The mystery is compelling and engaging.

It's definitely entertaining, and dare I say, addictive.

Boring .

Aside from it being beautifully written, exceptionally produced and directed with fabulous actors, music and everything and so is an excellent and gripping drama to watch anyway, what I found really clever and insightful, was the way in which the dialogue of the lead character never lent towards any religion or any view other than the pursuit of a universal truth.

A gripping and well scripted and casted plot worth binge watching.

The ending was a snore.


It's gripping and leaves you wanting more!

Superb, well done, intriguing

Are we watching the same boring and dragged show?

I guess I should be thrilled that predictable outcomes weren't prevalent.

This is a 5 (maybe 6)-episode show dragged out to 10 episodes.

Gripping .

But the story itself is intriguing and holds to the end.

Religious propaganda at its best.

The predictability of the casting of the 'Messiah' and the slow pace of direction make this a less than compelling watch

This was painfully slow.

Recent real life events and a slew of alternate news sources made this show completely unwatchable for me.

Dragged a bit .

Totally enjoyable.

Waste of time .

Enjoyable, even for athiests like me.

I watched the whole thing and it was completely boring.

Keeps you on your toes constantly with new and unexpected developements.

Boring as hell .

Sorry, but from a decent and entertaining drama I expect more, much more!

Obviously, one of a kind and thrilling scenario.. impressive acting from relatively lesser known actors/actresses.. Certainly recommended.!

Just a waste of time.

The story lacks depth and it feels like the episodes are pointlessly stretched and incredibly predictable.

Really enjoyed it and can't wait for season 2.

Even though it's quite dragged (the entire thing could have 8 episodes without losing any content), Messiah is definitely worth watching if you are interested in exploring the way faith works and if you aren't overly sensitive about your own faith.

Totally Unexpected.

its very Suspenseful .

It's interesting & intriguing.

Some people will like this, it makes for a good, engaging series.

The preview looked boring.

Intriguing .

For me, had they of given explanations I would've found the viewing experience to be far more enjoyable.


We"binged" the series last night and thoroughly enjoyed it.

stereotypical & boring .

I hated every second of this, don't waste your time.

It's a very intriguing series that makes you want to know "what's going to happen next".

I am still off from work, and bored to death in some fly infested part of South Africa.

Just boring.. .

I just finished this series and found it fascinating.

Boring plot: yes Very slow pace: yes A lot of unecessary drama: yes Political issues everywhere: yes Miracles: not so much

So the beginning of the series is pretty much interesting, but towards the middle of the series it kind of gets dragged.

It's a slow burner and may be a little too slow for some viewers but stick with it and be rewarded with a timely, sensitive and interesting drama.

I felt compelled to review this title, with incredible acting and script, it raises philosophical and social questions and it's very entertaining.

Its very Suspenseful, you are kept waiting, you want to know, is he the real deal, a con artist or some mentally ill hobo.

What a waste of time.. Terrible acting and what an absolutely awful plot.

Great TV show, somewhat slow at times .

Very mysterious, compelling, unusual, and powerful .

But like so many shows today it's drawn out to make 10 episodes.

I would have rather removed that cliché suicide bombings from the show and made it more authentic about the people suffering from the cruelty of the war and occupation.

The story is boring.

With all that said, Messiah is bingeable and well worth the watch.

Palestinian Propaganda .

Fascinating Watch .

Breathtaking .

Very boring show with such bland charisma and performance from pretty much everyone, the lead actress is the best thing and it's only because her acting.

Very intriguing.

This movie is needed in our times of chaos and confusion.

Boring and misleading.

Very intriguing.

It is incredibly refreshing to find a show that treats its audience like intelligent, sensible people who are capable of absorbing meaty topics.

Very entertaining.

Flat, boring dialogue got on my nerves and English is not my first language.

Fascinating .

As confusing as it was, it made more sense than it should?.

As an average movie and tv show go'er, this is a pretty boring show and I had trouble continuing to watch it.

I thought that was intriguing and the premises was something new and unique.

Boring CNN show...

The series was very intriguing, and I'd have binge-watched it in one sitting if I'd had that much contiguous time.

Boring, flawed script ...

Definitely worth the watch.

Completely engrossing.

The story drags out for what seems like forever with long, boring dialogue about the lives of people I couldn't care less about.

Intriguing and thought-provoking.

Extremely boring, no relevance to the actual situation in the middle east in 2019, CIA white hats come to solve the world's problems in the guise on Monaghan who is truly wooden, bizarre portrayal of US/Israeli relations and the only reporting done in the middle east is by CNN.

Very enjoyable .

She's simply a point of view, which makes her scenes worthless and pointless to watch.

Makes you think and is very entertaining.

The pace is sometimes slow.

The show effectively embraces the zeitgeist of our time and it tells a very compelling story about what might happen if somebody came to the public's attention and seemed to reflect characteristics of the Messiah.

Then the storyline playing in Israel so thrilling sad touching!.

Very well build show - really intriguing story .

Nothing happens, more of nothing happens, then a bit more nothing happens and it ends answering absolutely none of the storyline in a field.

Very long and boring until the seventh episode.

Outstandingly intriguing.

The production and location shooting, not sure how they got permission to film at the Dome of Rock in Jerusalem, adds to the intense realism.

Intriguing show that offers an interesting look in the mirror for many people

It is not predictable, which is why if find it so fascinating.

just mind blowing ...

The most intriguing and relevant conclusion the show draws is that there is danger on either side of the faith/skepticism continuum.

Hust the sub plot with the daughter of the pastor was boring and took the piss, i hope season 2 focuses more on the main characters which are awesome

Decent storyline but a very long, drawn out 10 episodes which could easily have been condensed into one 90 minute movie.

Nothing happened!


A complete bore.

this program was engaging, well written, well acted and thought provoking.

Great film I love the suspense it kept me on the edge of my seat.. must be watched 👍🏻

A genuinely intriguing story on a completely new subject matter.

Why people followed him , worth watching , not bad at all....

Enjoyable From Beginning To The End.

It's the portrayal of the CIA as the good guys, played with cardboard cutout actors and terrible dialogue that dragged me out of this show.

Season 1 is most fascinating and no doubt season 2 will off much more.

This is a ginormous bore.

Propaganda .

Intriguing and well worth a watch.

Not A NETFLIX type of series Boring, Slow , Nothing Impressive.

The side stories/characters were excessive, and at times tedious.

Interesting and intriguing .

Thoughtful, Respectful, and Seriously Entertaining .

Every episode was well done and enjoyable.

Entertaining and made me watch till the end.

The series is a well made entertaining show which makes you think about some of the fundamentals of life and brings up what if's.

The cast is unlikeable from start to end, made up of dreary faced actors and actresses who have no likeability at all, including the Al-Masih, who looks like he's fallen out of a Calvin Klein advert than the desert.

Slow ...

The elements of a great Netflix series are all here: excellent acting, beautiful photography, gripping storyline, smart dialogue.

Yes at times it can move a little slow.

Absolutelly mind blowing.

Most films that can keep the audience going and leave it unpredictable is a piece of a great movie.

Torturously slow.

On top of its refreshing, human, and intriguing presentation I rejoice that Palestinians and migrants are portrayed as human beings rather than something far less.

By erecting confusion and Keep us guessing for the whole time whether the "Messiah" person is real or a con?

Messiah was interesting,thought provoking, intense fun!

Some of the scenes are well done, some of the performances are good, but most of it is pretty boring.

But if you do not like such issues, then you can be bored.

A worth watching show .

There is no story of Jesus after he 'came back' from death.

But after a while you have to step back and realise you're being strung along with a show with very little plot.

Although a very nice concept, this is a clear pro migrant propaganda.

I am two episodes in and find the show intriguing.

The acting is great, it starts off kind of slow though, my first thoughts were, "Is this about the Anti-Christ"?

Interesting but insufferable slow.

The pace is very slow.

Beside the entertaining factor, it says the truth: Religion is dividing people, turning against each other for centuries.

dull and pointless.

We had a few laughs over built-in cliche's.

Nothing happens.

Which is a fascinating topic when looked at from the position of what it would do to society, politics and people; religious or not.

Netflix series Messiah is a gripping and thought provoking "what-if" fictional story of a middle eastern man who alludes he is the chosen-one and guided by God.

Well written, filmed, and engaging.

It's borderline boring, if I maybe brutally honest.

Fine Piece of Hasbara (Israeli Propaganda) .

The episode layouts were repetitive and the rest is a rip off of Homeland.

Gripping .

After reading the ratings here, I'm amazed at how this boring show has managed to piss off so many people.

This show keeps you on the edge.

Great story - great actors - Each characters has a deep story- The tension in some scene are crazy- I really enjoyed it.

All of the main characters are unappealing and few of the many, boring subplots make any sense.

I highly recommend it and like I said do not prejudge it based on your religion.

Do so in a slow and moody pace.

Intelligent, Riveting and Courageous .

So give it a try, its very watchable and entertaining.

They are so predictable and boring that you'll end up laughing at yourself for trying to watch it.

Over rated, too many episodes, plot that went nowhere.

Sensitive, intriguing and there should be a season 2.

Thoroughly enjoyable.

Slow and messy is the world we live in.

Of the 10 episodes only episode 5 is a bit too slow.

Amazing show loved each minute of it , Very intense and interesting .

The main characters are so cliché, one dimensional, preachy and very boring.

Another political propaganda .

The plot is interesting on paper but cheap directing and dull acting make it certainly not worth 8 stars as it is rated as of early January 2020.

I just found it uninteresting.

Great original concept and intriguing storyline.

This show is painful to watch and whether you are religious or not, it is unquestionably badly written, poorly acted and a staggering waste of time.

Very intriguing.

Nothing happens .

Typical Propaganda & Uneducated on the matter .

I need to rewatch some 24 to rinse this predictable episode(kiting until season n?

entertaining, binged .

At the end of the story, our wonderful cliché character breaks down and cries, feeling terribly sorry for herself, as she couldn't solve basically ANYTHING during the whole investigation; couldn't catch the suspect; and at the same time, didn't prevent a huge terror attack which she could have and SHOULD have prevented!!.

Unfortunately I found the pace a little slow at times, and some characters a little unnecessary.

Intriguing and thought-provoking!

If you want to watch paint dry then this show is for you.

The big problem for me is that the show was too slow and too messy both at the same time.

I didnt expect a show based on religious material to be so compelling and riveting.

Fascinating and Intriguing.

The show takes its time but is fascinating throughout.

Intriguing .

But what is truly fascinating is how much this stirs people up in their certainties about their belief systems.

And the creative forces did a great job with making the various storylines intriguing and interesting.

Everything was predictable.

-The progression of each episode is slow with barely enough information to catapult you to the next one.

I have to say that that I find it laughable that the creators of this thing would think viewers would find "The Messiah" compelling.

Ask yourself what if jesus comes during these times..messiah took it to the next level, its a smart tv series by letting people decide if he is true or not, by letting viewers decide if he is a hoax or the truth, and love the idea that he doesnt come in a specific religion he always say i walk with everyone , so no religion affiliation when it comes to al mesi, however the tv series looks expensive location shooting and all and authenthic , israelites speaks hewbrew, arabic countries speaks arabic i love it , it looks authenthic , its bingeable , not perfect but really is interesting, again this is a fictional tv series i hope we get a seaSON 2, im atheist but i enjoyed it ...

Waste of time...

Again, very much worth the watch, IMO.

Thrilling, captivating, amazing.

Just watch it entertaining TV.

An intriguing game is played during the 10 episodes and we can only speculate who is who.

Intriguing .


Full of amazing twists, gripping suspense, incredible acting, brilliant storytelling.

The show feels slow and stretched out at times and the plot moves very slowly in a few episodes.

The subplots are boring.

Great season keeps you guessing all the way through, is he a messiah or not, hope there's a season 2 well worth the watch 👍🏼

It's just too dull for me.

Confusing if you look it up in religious belief .

Do not understand the low rating some people gave it, so I wanted to try and put in writing how much I enjoyed it.

I'm saying it is boring to watch a group of people, only one of whom has some character depth, get lectured on morality by a mysterious guy who also lacks character depth.

Gripping from start to finish.

Some parts were very confusing, so they've clearly left out some important scenes maybe to create stronger atmosphere or to have you thinking more.

Definitely worth watching .

Felt a lot like Homeland , with entertaining twists.

If you wished to be bored for hours on end, I highly recommend it.

Unique, intriguing, Intelligent, topical, even quite bordering on amazing in some instancesHonestly, I'm hooked.

We're only on episode 3 but it's completely gripping.

Decieving, false propaganda , unrealistic, bad quality, fool dejjal

Mind thrilling.

And my God, right from the beginning it was very captivating and intriguing.

Knives Out was so slow it made Gosford Park seem like a Mission Impossible movie.

Looking forward to seeing where they go with this in Season 2, it's kinda unpredictable, and I like that.

So sweet dreamsAs for the rest of us, enjoy this very entertaining and refreshing adaptation of a combination of several topics that we have al seen in many guises previously.

Very slow and boring beginning, great ending .

Aside of this, it is very slow, filled with many scenes, not bringing anything - just to keep the viewer watching it and wait endlessly for some explanation which will never appear.

There is a HORRIBLE opinion article that I cannot believe Forbes let go out on the internet saying this show is a waste of time and he thinks his stupid time traveler (very original) plot is better.

It's confusing at times, while jumping between different locations and following several different main characters at the same time.

Absolutely ridiculously boring.

I highly recommend it and hope we see other seasons.

drama masquerading as a deep mystery but coming off as pretentious mumbo jumbo.

Some parts may seem dragging but overall it is pretty engrossing.

-The acting is bland at best, while the characters and their development are poorly written and non-existent, respectively.

The script particularly is so nuanced and well drawn out, that I'm assuming the performances were easy to pull off.

Bored me to death .

Very entertaining.

Boring .

It dragged .

Outstanding plot and screenwriting, marvellous acting, stunning cinematography.

It gets tiresome and you start fearing that this will get dragged out another season or three.

The pacing of the show is SLOW.

Given it a 7 for a good attempt that became very boring and uninteresting very quickly.

Not being religious myself, I can still appreciate the intended message, well worth the watch.

Cheesy predictable storyline was hard to take serious or connect to.

Brilliant and compelling.

I am atheist but I gave it a 5 because it was entertaining.

Predictable from begging to end.

Intriguing !!.

Good things but tiresome story .

However, if you like a fascinating mystery that keeps you thinking long after the credits and longing for season 2, you won't be disappointed.

Intense, an AWESOME show .

Very enjoyable little fiction .

Riveting stuff...


I really enjoyed it every moment i think it really worth your time it has well written scenario and characters no matter what your political or religious belief its just good show ab CIA vs terrorists

As a television show, this was ont only intriguing, it was thought provoking and well acted.

It's extremely slow and boring!!!

It's an intriguing show, and we'll worth watching.


The most cliché character among female CIA agents ever.

Sensitive writing, intriguing, great cast especially Mehdi Dehbi.

Cringing , exciting , keeps you on the brink .

-_-The show itself as I said had tons of potential, but it's wasted by long drawn out, cliche, "we gotta catch this guy for national security" moments...

Intriguing idea with big-budget production .

Awkward & stupid, total waste of time.

Defiantly worth the watch .

When the show started and i saw Syrian refugees marching towards Israel i thought: Well, here we go again full blown propaganda show.

Intriguing .

Very drawn out .

super boring.

The story was intriguing, and it raised issues such as how we're educated on history, why we willfully don't understand other religions, why we put up with corrupt leaders and why we're so convinced we deserve to live in safety while others should be banished to live with war and poverty because of an accident of birth.

Superb acting, great cast, the storytelling is absolutely stunning, almost elegant how things unravel.

The Show was a bit slow.. Coule have been squeezed in 5-6 episodes.

Bad cast, bad script, contrived events, broken story.

Overall the show is really confusing even at the last episodes you are kept wondering is he jesus or not or this is another illusion or is he dajjal

A quarter into the series, you clearly realize that they don't know what to do with this Messiah guy and had to resort to telling other people's stories just to buy time with unexplainable, boring moments.

Jesus dude gets credit and leads a bunch of homeless Muslims out into the desert to the borders of Israel (yawn..) where they sit and wait for him after he's captured by what I consider Mossad.

I really tried to put propaganda angle aside and just enjoy the show.

I binge watched the season and really enjoyed it.

There is many smeared, unnecessary and boring scenes.

Stunning acting and beautiful cinematography.

It is a multi layered, thought provoking, intriguing drama/ thriller, fair to all cultures nations,conflicts and religions it deals with.

An at times confusing incendiary thriller.

It's probably the most boring show I've ever watched!

Worth the watch, it is very very good and excellent acting!

The show starts okay but after 2-3 episodes it becomes very slow and shallow!

Weak direction, bad storyline, acting is average overall show is waste of time.

Great writing, great acting, some really interesting videography of shots that I found refreshing and entertaining that added to the essence of the scene and/or message.

This could have been a lot better with some more info on how easy people are fooled by religious leaders.. The acting is great and the production is A+, but nothing happens and you get bored.

Worth watching!

Also, I felt like the story itself was just very bland.

Stinks of mediocrity - Uninspiring, flat .

Many of the supporting main characters are really clichéd and bland, and in some strange attempt they constantly switch from English to Hebrew to Arabic to...

Enjoyed it completely .

This gripping, wonderful show had it all.

But as most new Netflix series it is too long at times and the viewer (me) loses interest.

Compelling and mysterious .

Compelling character arch's, smart writing, and a message that you'd hope the second coming would bring.

If you can put aside any political or religious bias it makes for an entertaining show, this show is not propaganda one way or the other, this is a fictional story about Whether the main character is divine or fraudulent.

In addition to all of that, the story is gripping and keeps you guessing all the way through.

Seriously, Warrior Nun was ridiculous and disappointing and a waste of my time.

Snore .

Poorly written , far too long .

So slow.

This series is thrilling and very engaging.

I enjoyed it because I didn't get it and I still don't know the truth about it and I really can't tell if he's good or bad, if that's a simple thing to be qualified upon this days.

Engaging layered plot, never able to watch one at a time.

I found myself watching the next episodes because of the cliffhangers at the end of each episode, but being mostly bored for the majority of the time.

Such a mesmerising and intriguing storyline with so many layers to it and such raw and authentic characters.

The story is compelling and the acting is very good.


Worth watching.

The show only follow the main character when he say diffrent fluff sentences that can meen 100 diffrent things and the other 90% of the show is dull cop drama.

Refreshing, Human, Intriguing .

Boring .

An Entertaining Piece which makes you pause .

Keeps you on the edge of your seat and like many people here, I was drawn to binge watch this.

The story leaves enough loose ends to fuel at least another 2 seasonsI found it compelling viewing.

Story was compelling.

) So, based on the fact that show is just fictional, it is still only mildly entertaining and a bit slow and boring at some places.

Fascinating .

Very enjoyable, which both my husband and I looked forward to savoring after a long days work.

Highly recommend it :)

I am on the edge of my seat and can not wait for Season 2 to air.

I was intrigued sufficiently to keep watching, even at the snail's pace they set.

Worth watching .

It is good starting 2020 with such an enjoyable show ...

This is just a brainwash for the muslim religion, dont waste your time on this BS

The worst series from netflix so far, boring, dull and slow.

Intriguing and entertaining.

But a really entertaining and great series making me hope there's another season coming because the acting alone kept me mesmerized.

Absolutely worth the watch; suspenseful and intriguing.

Special mention to the actor who plays al-Masih - he is riveting.

While the show was entertaining and had a fair level suspense, none of the characters were particularly likable.

Stunning from start to finish.

It makes you want to know more It's always exciting

Started very good and made you eager for what is going on next, but after episode 4 or 5 the plot was so slow and pointless, seemed as if writters were confused by al-mashid as well

Easily intriguing .

I almost 'loved' it, and certainly enjoyed it enough to binge all 10 ep's.

I admire the creators for sticking to the artistry instead of falling for the trap of entertaining audiences with shallow and annoyingly straightforward nonsense.

I saw whole season and enjoyed it a lot.

Worth watching.

Its engrossing, engaging and entertaining.

Trite t.

The story is intriguing beyond belief!

Fascinating and shocking.

I'm not a religious person at all yet I found this a poignant story, with well developed characters (Michelle Monaghan does a phenomenal job in my opinion) and a fascinating message of unity that is so very relevant today.

The plot is suspenseful and will have you guessing the entire time.

I really hope there's a second series, where the Messiah exposes all those that tried to do him wrong or used him as a propaganda tool; The CIA, so paranoid they're convinced that any Arab trying to do good is a tool of Russia or Al Qaeda.

It's gripping and deep.

No matter what the answer to this will turn to be, the description of our society, with all its plagues, with all the pain endured by human beings, is painfully realistic and accurate To me, having seen 5 of the 10 episodes, it seems that the series manage to keep the fragile balance of equal distance that it is needed when dealing with those flammable issues and at the same time to be highly entertaining while giving food for thought.

I wanted to share some reflections about the controversial new series, "The Messiah", as I believe there is a lot of confusion surrounding it.

Entertaining and thought provoking .

Watch it, put aside your political knowledge and you may find it totally fascinating, just as I did.

Finally something worth watching on Netflix!

Predictable and pusillanimous, this series has no socially redeeming value.

The ambitious project requires leap of faith in order to embrace the intent of the series - but the slow, lightweight storyline and bland script could not do it for me.

Nearly too true to life in some aspects, which is a brainsmoothie in itself, but equal parts thrilling and confronting.

I don't understand the religious people complaining about this, I think it kind of showed the flaws and goods of all parties involved, even though I have to say the Imam taking Samer to the terrorists was a bit too much of a cliche and overall a bit stereotypical.

It's a thrilling story with a twist of faith.

Whether you are a believer or not (I would like), the series is intriguing and well done.

In no way does this cause some metamorphic change in how I feel about faith and fiction, but it is certainly entertaining and stimulating.

Pathetic, slow and undramatic .

Nice concept, dull storyline, poor acting .