The life of a noble Jewish merchant from a wealthy and well known family, Judah Ben Hur, has been changed completely, upon the arrival of his best friend, Messala, with whom he was separated years ago, and hates Judah, as he makes a conspiracy against him and sent him to slavery.
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Critics Of "Ben-Hur (1959)"
February 12, 2014 Some critics believe that William Wyler's box-office smash is no match for the 1925 silent version, but there's no denying that the race that forms the famous climax is one of the most iconic sequences in Hollywood history.Read in Source
July 25, 2015 [VIDEO ESSAY] It's worth sitting through four hours of Charlton Heston's hammy pregnant pauses of strained dialogue and toothy grimaces just to savor the legendary larger-than-life marathon where single rider chariots...Read in Source
December 13, 2006 Entire new frontiers in boredom were opened up by this MGM whopper from 1959.Read in Source
February 13, 2001 A majestic achievement, representing a superb blending of the motion picture arts by master craftsmen.Read in Source
Los Angeles Times
June 05, 2002 If we later came to realize that movies could be a whole lot better than Ben-Hur, that still doesn't detract from the enjoyment the film still provides.Read in Source
Daily Telegraph (UK)
January 01, 2015 Although it is a spectacle film, the story of how a man takes on the tyranny of the Romans, with all sorts of horrible consequences to himself and his family, is powerful and gripping.Read in Source
January 26, 2006 The movie could be trying to say that for some people religion is an escape from their sexuality, but it seems unlikely.Read in Source
August 22, 2008 The biggest and the best of Hollywood's super-spectacles.Read in Source
New York Times
May 20, 2003 Mr. Wyler and his money-free producers have smartly and effectively laid stress on the powerful and meaningful personal conflicts that are strong in this old heroic tale.
Common Sense Media
September 09, 2014 1959 Biblical epic has fierce blood-spilling, cruelty.Read in Source
Antagony & Ecstasy
December 06, 2016 The most egregiously boring movie ever graced with the Best Picture Oscar... though in fairness, egregious boredom is one of the cornerstones of the Bible epic genre.Read in Source
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Genre: Thriller, Horror, Mystery
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