Ben-Hur

Ben-Hur

By Timur Bekmambetov

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2016-08-19
  • Advisory Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 2h 4min
  • Director: Timur Bekmambetov
  • Actors:
  • Awards:
  • iTunes Price: USD 14.99
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Description

BEN-HUR is the epic story of Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston), a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother Messala (Toby Kebbell), an officer in the Roman army. Stripped of his title, separated from his family and the woman he loves (Nazanin Boniadi), Judah is forced into slavery. After years at sea, Judah returns to his homeland to seek revenge, but finds redemption. Based on Lew Wallace’s timeless novel, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ. Also starring Morgan Freeman and Rodrigo Santoro.

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Reviews

  • ugh. Read if youre agnostic/etc.

    2
    By makeyerday
    I love movies like "300," "Gladiator," etc. Figured this would be smilar after watching the trailer. It was (just not as good), my issue is they kept weaving in Jesus-y BS into the movie. Way too much Jesus stuff for my taste. It really wasn't even necessary. Throughout it was Jesus preaching, Jesus calming a crowd (several times), and then at the end, crucifying Jesus. For a minute it felt like I was tricked into watching "Passions of Christ." I am glad I only rented this movie, but I wish I could complain and get my money back. I get it, Christians believe in Jesus, to each their own. But it was a turn off for this agnostic. It was way too preachy when it could have just been about a family/revenge/roman sports/etc. Hopefully this review saves some one else a few bucks if you aren't wanting Jesus shoved down your throat.
  • Awesome!

    5
    By Texarkana-Kevin
    Ignore the critics! It was an amazing movie and I thoroughly enjoyed it!
  • Love love love

    5
    By Cookiebiscuit7
    So excellent.
  • Great acting!

    5
    By GoodFri555
    The original was my all time faverit movie ever made. Charleston Heston took acting to a whole nother level. I waited to watch this for too long and just knew it would never hold up to the original. I was wrong, It was not better. But it was just as good! Great acting, good script. In the beggining there was to much talking, but it helped to understand more of the story later. So as it starts off fast it gets better as it goes. Watch and ye will see. ;)
  • Wonderful!

    5
    By Guitarstudios
    Great movie! Feed the Rotten Tomatoes to the pigs.
  • Spectacular Scenes but More Important Storyline

    4
    By frankieblaze
    Good messages of love. Dialogue actually added the strength to the movie....unlike so many with super special effects supported by little message in movie....which is just fine too, but, not here.
  • This movie was awesome!

    5
    By dghamilton
    People need to stop trying to be movie critics and learn to enjoy movies again! I don't understand why people don't like this movie, it was wonderful. Maybe those who don't like it are agnostic. But the movie itself is about good and evil and that speaks to your nature. There is nothing wrong with the movie.
  • It’s okay to good.

    3
    By D'chill
    I was expecting not to like this movie, but I give it 3.5 stars. I figured it’d be CGI overload with weak plot and character development. But I figured wrong. In fact, I never had the conscious thought during the movie of overcooked CGI. And the character development was plenty good enough. I most enjoyed what I thought was decent historical storytelling. I don’t know the story; believe Judah Ben-Hur and Messala Severus are fiction. But I enjoyed the actual historicity of the over all Judea and Roman narrative. Had to laugh at the RT pro critics assessments of too much CGI and amateurishness. This movie was better than that; and I’m too often shocked at the actually overladen CGI and weak plotting, etc., that these folks somehow fail to recognize in many other movies they might rave about.
  • Do not buy/rent

    1
    By Not worth 99 cent
    Do not buy or rent this movie, not even for 0.99 It is a terrible movie. Acting is painful, bland and what you would expect from a middle school play. This could have been a great movie but pretty much every aspect of it is awful. I normally do not feel compelled to write reviews but this one is a special case. You have been warned.
  • Critics were wrong

    5
    By Djh85
    Great movie, great message

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