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The Ten Commandments

The Ten Commandments (1923)

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Release Date: Jan 1, 1923 Wide

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Cecil B. DeMille's first screen version of The Ten Commandments is only peripherally a Biblical story. The film's first 45 minutes recaps the struggle between Moses (Theodore Roberts) and Rameses (Charles de Roche) over the liberation of the Hebrews. Only after the Lord has imposed a series of plagues upon Egypt does Rameses relent and permit the Exodus to take place--only to go back on his word a few moments later. The scenes of thousands of Hebrews trekking across the desert, the parting of

Mar 21, 2006

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This is light years better than the Heston version. The effects hold up better (parting of the read sea is awesome!), the acting is better and it's about an hour shorter.

May 19, 2013 Full Review Source: Film Geek Central
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DeMille's trademark sensibility aside, the two sections illustrate what the director gave up in his transformation into epic moviemaker.

April 1, 2011 Full Review Source: Parallax View
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pure spectacle

September 19, 2004
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Audience Reviews for The Ten Commandments

This movie is extremely long, so I only saw the first half, but I want to rent it again and see the second half. The special effects are spectacular, the story is brilliant, realistic, and historic, I loved this movie, it's better than the 50s remake.
December 7, 2010
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This has got to be the most over played film on TV in the world. It's okay, but it certainly feels like I'm at a play, not a movie.
November 22, 2007
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Be inspired, persecuted and be saved.
June 10, 2008
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