Judith Weiss has just about everything you could want to know about The Passion of the Christ". Shockingly, no British people get their asses kicked in this movie... but then, Mel Gibson isn't actually starring in this one.
On a serious note, I especially liked Rev. Evans' simple suggestion. It would have resolved most of the issues with this film, without compromising the power of the script or Mel's views one iota.
I will say that I'm reluctant at this point to make judgements about Gibson's personal views or his movie. His father is clearly an anti-semite wingnut and a borderline fascist; then again, so was John F. Kennedy's dad. I plan to go see the movie myself before making up my mind - though it may be out in video by that time.