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  1. bryanvmh's rating of the film Ben-Hur

    The chariot sequence and, surprisingly, the crucifixion are the big highlights. Rome stands in for fascism and explicit anti-semitism, meant to bring Nazis to mind, but Hollywood loves Ben-Hur for its violence not its heart. Also funny that the power of concealment directly connects Jesus to leprosy (e.g. shadows over their faces, shot from behind/from far away). Editing is tight, mostly. Galleys and Rome lulls.

  2. Brilian N Trismienantha's rating of the film Ben-Hur

    This iconic christian ballad sukses berakulturasi pada kehidupan sehari-hari di Bima, NTB. Balapan Benhur.

  3. MisterColo93's rating of the film Ben-Hur

  4. dionysus67's rating of the film Ben-Hur

    Although in many respects it has waned -one reason is Heston's monolothic acting- Wyler's Biblical epic retains its force and grandeur simply through the sheer magnitude of production, the extras, the costumes, the marvellous set design (as in the dance scenes). The chariot race is filmed in glorious 70mm and the energy put on the screen in this and other sequences cannot leave even hostile spectators indifferent.

  5. gaporama's rating of the film Ben-Hur

    Christian Game of Thrones? Honestly, it would be a great film without all the Christian bullshit. After Messala dies, it just goes downhill. It needed more homoeroticism and less Jesus.

  6. Ramzi's rating of the film Ben-Hur

    Was disappointed to discover after watching the film that these aren't actual Biblical figures. Never matter - an epic that manages to hit intelligent notes on the course of life, identity, and more.

  7. captainfez's rating of the film Ben-Hur

    NASCAR has certainly changed a bit.

  8. Dan Kenneth Gigernes's rating of the film Ben-Hur

    THE major historic epic with a larger than life story and impressive sets. The chariot sequence is still a tense and exciting moment. It is a good film but did it deserve to sweep the enormous amount of Academy Awards that it did - probably not.

  9. carlosleite's rating of the film Ben-Hur

  10. Jdsarmientoburgos's rating of the film Ben-Hur

    The biggest Christian epic. Not what I would usually go for, but can't deny that it's one of the strongest best picture winners of the era.

  11. Kelvin Thompson's rating of the film Ben-Hur

    3-3.5. Generally a very dense, exciting movie large in scope, with debates about God and nationality texturing the characters and theme. But God also proves to be a bit of an achilles heel when the movie drags on about forty minutes past the resolution of its big conflict to indulge in the horror and rapture of the lynching/ascension of Jesus. Really, the movie should have ended with Judah forgiving Messala instead.

  12. FISCHER's rating of the film Ben-Hur

    Une oeuvre magnifique qui berça l'enfance de bien des têtes blondes et qui reste, au-delà de son message biblique, un classique inamovible du péplum... www.cinefiches.com

  13. Richmond Hill's rating of the film Ben-Hur

    A solidly mounted but po-faced thick ear of a film. Like so many of these sword and sandal epics, it presents a tub-thumping faux reverence for its cod religiosity which would be bad enough let alone at well over three hours. The well-oiled male skin provides knowing distraction if not subtext.

  14. MistaRichard's rating of the film Ben-Hur

    The chariot scene is a work of art, and it has to be one of the most epic scenes in cinema history. The production design is astounding, as you'd expect from a film with a record-breaking budget for its time. But the rest is overly dramatic and the final hour is so preachy and cheesy it is hard to keep watching.

  15. Cinema Omnivore's rating of the film Ben-Hur

    8.0/10, my review: http://wp.me/p1eXom-2Im

  16. smndvdcl's rating of the film Ben-Hur

    Regardless of any criticisms, its epic scope is unquestionable.

  17. yovargas's rating of the film Ben-Hur

    I mean, the story itself is pretty darn good really but why does everybody gotta be so freakin' melodramatic all the time? The acting's all so over the top. Yeeesh. C+

  18. Charlie Boisvert's rating of the film Ben-Hur

  19. James Mackin's rating of the film Ben-Hur

    A bit too religious for me to genuinely enjoy, but the chariot scene is pretty spectacular.

  20. smeef's rating of the film Ben-Hur

  21. Ethan's rating of the film Ben-Hur

    This is how you make an epic. Nobody had a presence quite like Charlton Heston. The chariot race is by far one of the greatest achievements in the history of cinema. This was technically a remake and it was perfect so why the fuck do we need another one?

  22. bartkl's rating of the film Ben-Hur

    Marvelously epic and adventurous, making it a pleasure to watch, but far too sentimental and cheesy to consider it truly great. The ending is the absolute worst possible. But still, it's an entertaining heroic adventure.

  23. Jeremiah Johnson's rating of the film Ben-Hur

    Classic Hollywood at its best: Widescreen,epic sclae. Classic Hollywood at its worst: Overly sentimental crap.

  24. CafeGradiva's rating of the film Ben-Hur

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