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King of Kings Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 2/5

April 28, 2005
Bosley Crowther
New York Times
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Let us say the spirit is hinted but the projection of it is weak.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

May 9, 2005

TIME Magazine
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Director Nicholas Ray makes few positive contributions.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

March 19, 2008
Rhett Bartlett
Dial M For Movies

And there are moments within King of Kings that are quite beautiful and striking , deliberately intended to stand out from the norm.

Full Review Source: Dial M For Movies | Original Score: 3/5

June 21, 2012
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Many of the scenes (especially the ones centered on Pilate and John the Baptist) are as good as anything in the history of the Biblical epic.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 7/10

April 1, 2013
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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This quirky 'Scope biblical spectacular is a lot more thoughtful and interesting than most.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

January 1, 2000
Variety Staff
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Director Nicholas Ray has brooded long and wisely upon the meaning of his meanings, has planted plenty of symbols along the path, yet avoided the banalities of religious calendar art.

Full Review Source: Variety

October 22, 2007
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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This is one of the most interesting screen versions of the Gospels.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

| Original Score: 3/5

November 23, 2005
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A sweeping and at times stirring biblical epic.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B

April 28, 2004
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

Although it may rely a little too heavily on spectacle, it features fine acting, direction, and photography. On Blu-ray it makes a splendid showing.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 7/10

March 23, 2011
Sean Axmaker

... whereas detractors dismissed the films as I Was a Teenage Jesus, it's more accurate to describe it as Rebel With a Cause.

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April 1, 2011
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

works as a historical epic

Full Review Source: 7M Pictures | Original Score: 3/5

October 14, 2013
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

| Original Score: 3/5

August 22, 2003
John Urbancich
Your Movies (

Perfect for Easter TV.

| Original Score: 3/5

November 5, 2003
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Because the makers of King of Kings took a chance by casting heartthrob Jeffrey Hunter as Christ, this was quickly dubbed by industry wags I Was a Teenage Jesus. But the film is far better than that label would suggest.

Full Review Source: Creative Loafing | Original Score: 3/4

April 22, 2011
Emanuel Levy

| Original Score: 3/5

June 18, 2005
David Parkinson
Empire Magazine

Jeffrey Hunter is less Saviour of the Christian faith and more anti-hero with many very human doubts and concerns.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

March 19, 2008
Emanuel Levy

Nicholas Ray's biblical epic, toward the end of his career, is an intelligent film that finds the right balance between exteriors and interiors, stunning vistas and compelling characters.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: B+

April 5, 2011


As such, it's a pretty reverent recounting of the New Testament.

Full Review Source: Film4

May 24, 2003
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