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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Howard Fritzson's rating of the film Land of the Pharaohs

  2. Aardsy's rating of the film Land of the Pharaohs

  3. Duncan Gray's rating of the film Land of the Pharaohs

    In these COVID-addled times, you need the warm comfort of schlock. Fortunately, Hollywood offers schlock from canonical directors, inexplicably written by great American novelists. This is slow to start, as if they're hellbent on panning over every extra they paid for. But it picks up, and the camp exoticism and ooh-la-la titillation of Hollywood Biblical flicks has its place in Hawks's sexual dynamics & polymath CV.

  4. Daniel S.'s rating of the film Land of the Pharaohs

    With Mankiewicz's ´Cleopatra´, this Howard Hawks film is my favorite peplum set in ancient Egypt. The production design was under the responsibility of Alexandre Trauner, the man who literally invented the French Poetic Realism movement of the late 30's, the screenplay is co-written by William Faulkner and the film never looks cheap thanks to Howard Hawks's magistral use of camera movements. Masterpiece.

  5. Ethan's rating of the film Land of the Pharaohs

    Howard Hawks could handle any genre that was thrown at him and this film is no exception, it's not a comedy, western, or gangster picture but instead a historical epic with all those elements and a modern feel but still entertaining nonetheless.

  6. FISCHER's rating of the film Land of the Pharaohs

    Une vision quasi-documentaire du quotidien de la Cour du grand pharaon Cheops, désirant se faire construire une pyramide pour son "éternité" ..... www.cinefiches.com

  7. Brendan's rating of the film Land of the Pharaohs

    Even when making movies about the distant past, Hawks is firmly in the present

  8. Jack D. Fleischer's rating of the film Land of the Pharaohs

  9. Stephen Campbell's rating of the film Land of the Pharaohs

    Something tells me Hawks had a blast with this camp classic which casts a host of Brit actors in almost pantomime roles ,it really defines the word camp classic

  10. chanandre's rating of the film Land of the Pharaohs

    recommended by Pedro Costa.

  11. Christopher R. Smith's rating of the film Land of the Pharaohs

    A disaster upon its original release, Howard Hawks' CinemaScope epic is actually a pretty entertaining melodrama. A lavishly designed visual spectacle with a compelling, fast-paced plot (co-written by William Faulkner) and a great boisterous score by Dimitri Tiomkin. There are a number of overheated moments and performances, but somehow that's all part of its bloated pulp charm. Underrated.

  12. Aaken's rating of the film Land of the Pharaohs

    Kitsch and camp in all their glory. Irresistible Joan Collins as the beautiful evil queen. The actors are a slightly out of place, but I guess improbable casting for 'sword and sandals' films is one key aspect of the genre. However, there are many compelling and impressive moments, particularly the crowd scenes, and Hawks manages to make sense of all the disparate elements and give a genuine spectacle.