The Robe Reviews

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
July 5, 2014
It's hard to actively hate anything as deeply earnest as The Robe, but it is a long, tough sit.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
January 30, 2012
Overblown melodramatic biblical nonsense.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

January 30, 2012
Everything, including performances, is turned up to eleven, and what it lacks in finesse it more than makes up for in sheer spectacle.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
July 19, 2010
Important historically as the first CinemaScope feature film.
Full Review | Original Score: C
David Cornelius
April 2, 2009
Insufferably wooden.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Bill Gibron
March 23, 2009
hackneyed Golden Age hokum
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
March 20, 2009
Had it not been the first film shot in CinemaScope, very few people would probably still be talking about The Robe.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Variety Staff
January 11, 2008
The performances are consistently good.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
January 11, 2008
Stick with The Ten Commandments, or try watching Fellini Satyricon instead.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
January 11, 2008
Pious claptrap.
Emanuel Levy
December 31, 2007
Artistically, this historical epic, the first to be released in CinemaScope is mediocre due to Kostler's pedestrian direction.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Top Critic
Bosley Crowther
New York Times
March 25, 2006
Tthe mightiness of masses and the forms of heroes have never loomed so large as they do in this studied demonstration, projected by CinemaScope. But an unwavering force of personal drama is missed in the size and the length of the show.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic

Time Out
February 9, 2006
Turgid direction, probably not helped by a necessarily cautious approach to framing, is married to creaky dialogue and stiff performances to render this of purely historical interest.
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
April 18, 2003
an interesting film that compels viewers to consider how they would act in such times
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jon Lap
Apollo Guide
December 12, 2001
Among the interesting qualities The Robe has to offer, its sense of social transcendence ranks among the worthiest, alongside the film's demystification of religion, and decentralization of its protagonists.
Full Review | Original Score: 76/100
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 19, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5

Apollo Guide
May 13, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 76/100
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
September 22, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5

Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
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