Exodus: Gods and Kings

Exodus: Gods and Kings

Exodus: Gods and Kings

Ridley Scott (Gladiator) bible epic. The story of Moses (Christian Bale) and his defiance of Pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton), leading 600,000 Israelite slaves out of Egypt. Also stars Ben Mendelsohn, Aaron Paul, Sigourney Weaver and Ben Kingsley.

Raised as a brother to Pharaoh-in-waiting Ramses, Moses has no idea he is himself Hebrew, a people enslaved by the Egyptians. Despite fighting shoulder-to-shoulder with Ramses, the pair find themselves at odds after a battlefield prophecy comes to pass. Eventually Moses finds himself banished after the conniving Hegep (Mendelsohn) informs Ramses, now Pharaoh, of his true lineage. Returning to Egypt years later, Moses tries to convince the Pharaoh to free the Hebrew people, but Ramses' refusal and cruel response unleashes the wrath of God upon the land.

2014Rating: M, Violence150 minsUK, USA
ActionAdventureDramaBlockbuster

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Flicks, Liam Maguren

Flicks, Liam Maguren

Whether it’s an Alien sort-of prequel or Moses the Movie, you can’t deny Ridley Scott’s ability to make a film look gosh-darn pretty, nor his third dimensional eye that justifies the price of a 3D ticket. Exodus continually stimulates on a visual level throughout its two-and-a-half hour running time, with spectacular sights of heavily populated civilisations, storms of death consuming the IMAX screen, and a single horse freaking out underneath a ten-storey wall of collapsing water.

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Variety

Variety

Succeeds in conjuring a mighty and momentous spectacle while turning [Ridley Scott's] own skepticism into a potent source of moral and dramatic conflict.

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Time Out

Time Out

Let my people go see something else.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

A Biblical epic to shake your faith in the order of things, not reaffirm it.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It is half turkey, half triumph.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

No movie with such a limp ending can be fully satisfying, and the beginning also falters. But the long middle section is a rousing good show.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

Confuses and frustrates with an uneven mix of camp and tragedy layered through Scott's controversial biblical spectacle.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Its spiritual uncertainty - and lack of triumphalism - perhaps robs it of a truly satisfying, cathartic conclusion, but also makes for a truly modern, thoughtful biblical blockbuster.

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