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  1. Kelvin Thompson's rating of the film The Ten Commandments

    I honestly think one of its central problems is actually its protagonist, Moses. He's pretty much perfect, leaving him very little room to grow. Queen Nefertiri is a monumentally more active and interesting character (though she has her inconsistencies) and ultimately Moses' attitude towards her (about saving her child, in spite of her saving his) reads like he's drifted away from his basic humanity.

  2. the_mentaculus's rating of the film The Ten Commandments

    DeMille's defining characteristic, for better or worse, is that there's no difference between intimate character scenes and thousand-extra vistas. All are equally bombastic, sweeping in emotion and gravitas. So his characters may be broad caricatures, but they have a grand, emotional punch. His vistas may be gaudy, but there's a surprising intimacy allowed. Narrative fidelity be damned.

  3. Salma Dahab's rating of the film The Ten Commandments

    Stars for costumes, sets, actors, cinematography and this enjoyable picture. But of course the plot is funny. Yul Brynner is fuckin' photogenic

  4. ceknklsn's rating of the film The Ten Commandments

  5. Mohammad Aboomar's rating of the film The Ten Commandments

    A Hollywoodized version of an ancient story that departs far and wide from the original to make it farcical at best. That the filmmaker is obviously a pious servant of his faith makes no difference to the overall cheapness of the whole project.

  6. doublelife91's rating of the film The Ten Commandments

    Very theatrical, but doesn't get dull for a second.

  7. José Neves's rating of the film The Ten Commandments

    Cinematography by Loyal Griggs.

  8. Mary Anne Magajes's rating of the film The Ten Commandments

  9. David Barkan's rating of the film The Ten Commandments

    this one I watched when I was 12, also another probable reason on becoming a cinematographer... unconsciously of course... can't wait to see this, and other epic classics, in HD...

  10. Catarina C Gomes's rating of the film The Ten Commandments

  11. Matthew_Lucas's rating of the film The Ten Commandments

    It would be easy to dismiss Cecil B. Demille's 1956 retelling of the Book of Exodus as pure Hollywood melodrama, but that would ignore just how good it really is. Demille frames the film as if he's still working in silents, and the dialogue tends toward the overwrought. But it's a traditional Hollywood epic in the best sense of the word, overcoming its hokier elements with sheer conviction and grandiosity.

  12. polkasan's rating of the film The Ten Commandments

    One of my childhood movies.

  13. Daniela's rating of the film The Ten Commandments

    Nefretiri: Bring it back to me, stained with his blood! Rameses: I will... to mingle with your own! Owned.

  14. pino tufillaro's rating of the film The Ten Commandments

  15. AKFilmFan's rating of the film The Ten Commandments

    One of the greatest epics still doesn't fail due to the delivery of it's dialogue. Ambitious, but long, it's great to see special effects and thousands of extras before the over-use of CGI today.

  16. Steve's rating of the film The Ten Commandments

    Entertaining as well as a little bit cheesy in this fantasy adventure film. Looks absolutely gorgeous on blu-ray in high-def though!!

  17. Francesca Perry Carboni's rating of the film The Ten Commandments

    Watching now---there goes the Red Sea...

  18. chanandre's rating of the film The Ten Commandments

    [Cinémathèque PT #445: 35 mm] (2007)

  19. Erik Gregersen's rating of the film The Ten Commandments

    The last great artwork of the Victorian age.

  20. MostlyDead's rating of the film The Ten Commandments

    It's one of the definitive retellings of the story of Moses and it had major effects at the time.

  21. Phil Worfel's rating of the film The Ten Commandments

    The definition of epic filmmaking. It's hard not to be swayed by having grown up with the film but it is a great story well told by the grandfather of the biblical epic.

  22. Roscoe's rating of the film The Ten Commandments

    A grand mad campfest, desperately entertaining. Proof of DeMille's genius as a showman.