Exodus: Gods and Kings

Exodus: Gods and Kings

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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

flicks

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.

3.0
0

Boring and Bloated

Unless your in it for the sheer spectacle then this isn't worth your time. Chock full of unnecessary characters and bland story telling, this film is a disappointment. Some scenes are good (the final plague is pretty chilling) but with the whole thing a solid three hours, there are better ways to spend your time.

2.0
0

Better than expected!

I'd heard from two different people not to bother to see this film, as it "sucked". However a visitor from overseas picked this to watch when we were taking her out for dinner and a movie. It turned out to be very exciting and kept me engaged the entire time! I did start to get a sore bum because it was rather long, however I am glad that I went to see it!

4.0
0

Epic

Loved this movie done in the old style big budget of yester years

5.0
0

A movie that conjures no emotional connection whatsoever to the characters. Great visual work on the apocalyptic events, but overall the movie was like a 50's movie of little depth, just nice chariot/cart racing/war, speeches to the masses, and fancy dress.

2.0
0

Requires Some Faith

Although this film was beautiful as only Ridley Scott could deliver, built on the grandest scale, with actors that filled their roles brilliantly, the story was lacking some essential elements. The film was based around the relationship between Moses and Rameses, but at the expense of the plight of the Hebrews and their struggle for freedom which feels the...

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

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

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Let my people go see something else.

1.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

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

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It is half turkey, half triumph.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

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

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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.

4.0
0
Flicks, Liam Maguren

Flicks, Liam Maguren

flicks

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.

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

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

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Let my people go see something else.

1.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

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

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It is half turkey, half triumph.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

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

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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.

4.0
0

Boring and Bloated

Unless your in it for the sheer spectacle then this isn't worth your time. Chock full of unnecessary characters and bland story telling, this film is a disappointment. Some scenes are good (the final plague is pretty chilling) but with the whole thing a solid three hours, there are better ways to spend your time.

2.0
0

Better than expected!

I'd heard from two different people not to bother to see this film, as it "sucked". However a visitor from overseas picked this to watch when we were taking her out for dinner and a movie. It turned out to be very exciting and kept me engaged the entire time! I did start to get a sore bum because it was rather long, however I am glad that I went to see it!

4.0
0

Epic

Loved this movie done in the old style big budget of yester years

5.0
0

A movie that conjures no emotional connection whatsoever to the characters. Great visual work on the apocalyptic events, but overall the movie was like a 50's movie of little depth, just nice chariot/cart racing/war, speeches to the masses, and fancy dress.

2.0
0

Requires Some Faith

Although this film was beautiful as only Ridley Scott could deliver, built on the grandest scale, with actors that filled their roles brilliantly, the story was lacking some essential elements. The film was based around the relationship between Moses and Rameses, but at the expense of the plight of the Hebrews and their struggle for freedom which feels...

3.0
0