An intelligent historical drama, exciting and atmospheric while never losing sight of the human passions that are its driving force.
| Original Score: 3/4
Heston is more convincing in his battle scenes than in romancing Rosemary Forsyth, but nevertheless delivers a hard-hitting performance.
The rituals of pagan mythology are well observed - cabalistic idols, sacrifices - as is Heston's disintegration in the face of a mental force that he can't understand.
There is plenty of bow-and-arrow shooting and throwing spears and pouring boiling oil and battering-ramming the great oak doorway and assaulting the fortress with a scaling-tower.
| Original Score: 3/5
| Original Score: 4/5
The sure-handed direction of Schaffner and the credible performances of Heston et al are well complemented by Morross's driving, Stravinsky-like score.
Runs on and on and on, but proves nothing whatever about the survival of the fittest.
Lumbering sword and shield tale with Heston.
| Original Score: 2/5