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Exodus: Gods and Kings

  • Drama
  • 2014
  • Ridley Scott
  • 144 mins
  • 12A

Summary

Moses, the adoptive brother of the pharaoh of Egypt, is sent into exile, where he receives a message from God demanding he set all the country's slaves free. When his brother refuses to comply, the kingdom is struck by a series of devastating plagues. Biblical epic, starring Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Sigourney Weaver and John Turturro.

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Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Gladiator meets The Ten Commandments - or at least that's the intention - in director Ridley Scott's slog through the Old Testament. Despite the best CGI money can buy, this grand-scale adventure lacks the awe of those pious epics of yesteryear thanks to its laughable script and camp performances. Only Christian Bale makes as mark in the role of Moses, who is exiled from Egypt by friend-turned-enemy King Ramses (an unconvincing Joel Edgerton in thick eyeliner) and meets God (controversially depicted as a petulant juvenile). Ten spectacular plagues and the Passover later, the new prophet leads his people to the Promised Land through a low-tide Red Sea. The excitement is dampened by a draggy middle where Moses gets married and a tedious epilogue, but Scott's keen ability to explain scripture miracles in credible terms is a major asset.

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Credits

Cast

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MosesChristian Bale
RamsesJoel Edgerton
SetiJohn Turturro
JoshuaAaron Paul
HegepBen Mendelsohn
TuyaSigourney Weaver
NunBen Kingsley
ZipporahMaria Valverde
Commander KhyanDar Salim
NefertariGolshifteh Farahani
High PriestessIndira Varma
BithiaHiam Abbass
ExpertEwen Bremner
JethroKevork Malikyan
MiriamTara FitzGerald
AaronAndrew Tarbet
AbiramEmun Elliott

Crew

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DirectorRidley Scott

Details

Theatrical distributor
20th Century Fox
Released on
2014-12-26
Language
English
Guidance
Some violence.
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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