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Exodus: Gods and Kings

Ridley Scott Reino Unido, 2014

Trevor Tillman's rating of the film Exodus: Dioses y reyes

On a technical level, as impressive as anything else Scott has directed. However, even at 150 minutes, the story feels like a truncated summary of a myth, and the lack of a meaty setup makes the ending's emotional release feel overly portentous and unearned. Supporting actors being browned with makeup is off-putting enough to frequently break the film's spell. Could there perhaps be a more substantive director's cut?