Exodus (1960)




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Movie Info

Fictional but fact-based account of the struggle for the emergence of modern Israel as an independent country and home for world Jewry.

Rating: G
Genre: Drama, Classics
Directed By: ,
Written By: Dalton Trumbo
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 15, 2002
United Artists

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as Ari Ben Canaan

as Kitty Fremont

as Gen. Sutherland

as Maj. Caldwell

as Barak Ben Canaan

as Dov Landau

as Taha

as Mandria

as Lakavitch

as Dr. Lieberman

as Von Storch

as Mordekai

as Dr. Odenheim

as Sergeant

as Proprietor

as Colonel

as Dr. Clement

as Lt. O'Hara

as Mrs. Hirshberg

as Mrs. Frankel
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Critic Reviews for Exodus

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (4)

Watchable mainly for the sheer skill and drive of Preminger's direction, although at 220 minutes even that long outstays its welcome.

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

In the end, one should take from this picture a shaken feeling of having been through a lot of harsh and ennobling experiences.

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

Intelligence applied exactly where it is most rare: in the lavish, star-studded epic.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Appallingly boring. That's a subjective word, but I can't think of a better one.

Full Review… | July 26, 2014
Antagony & Ecstasy

The style of filmmaking is simply too polite and serene to carry the edgy, dangerous material of Uris's novel

Full Review… | June 24, 2009

Audience Reviews for Exodus


A wonderful epic that boasts one of the most beautiful scores in the History of Cinema, a gorgeous cinematography that makes the best use of its locations, fantastic performances (Sal Mineo is the highlight) and an incredibly well-written script that still feels relevant today in its message in favor of peace.

Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

Starts well with fine performances and a clear and direct plot but loses momentum in second half and becomes somewhat scattered. Ralph Richardson is very good which is customary but when he exits the picture his absence leaves a hole which is never really filled.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

this four hour epic chronicles the lives of jews in palestine in the aftermath of WW2. this is a great film with some of the most philosophical and thought provoking diologue one could hope to find in the movies. complete with hunger strikes, political bombings, jail breaks and beautiful symbolism of the relationship of humanity, the word epic is no stretch for this wonderful movie.

danny d

Super Reviewer

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