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Wholly Moses! Reviews

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½ July 25, 2015
Toothless and mostly laugh-less, this post-Brian biblical comedy amounts to a bunch of lazy sketches with a thin thread. An all star cast of comics is wasted in bit roles, and it has nothing of consequence to say about the bible or faith despite the premise of an alternate Moses.
½ January 9, 2014
this is actually a very good movie, with a great cast. it helps to know something about the 'slave experience in pharoanic egypt'. herschel 'did' god, real well according to the fallen angel.
½ September 24, 2011
Let the orgy commence

Two tourists traveling on a painful tour of the Middle East are participating in some biblical site seeing. They stray off the beaten path and wander into a cave. Within the cave they come across a scroll that tells the tale of a biblical character called Hershel whose life ran parallel to Moses. Hershel also spoke to god and felt he was the chosen one; unfortunately, Moses steals his thunder.

"That god is all powerful, you witless ass."

Gary Weis, director of Young Lust, Things we did Last Summer, and a Jimmy Hendrix and Beach Boys documentary, delivers Wholly Moses! The storyline for this picture may have been trying to capitalize on the success of such films as Time Bandits and the Monty Python pictures. Unfortunately, this film's brand of humor was dry and produced few laughs. The acting was solid for this genre of film and contained Dudley Moore, Richard Pryor, Dom DeLuise, Laraine Newman, and James Coco.

"Shouldn't you be in chains?"

My wife came across this movie while flicking through the channels and decided to give it a shot. While my score doesn't reflect it, I did enjoy watching this movie and seeing the plot unfold. Unfortunately, this was a non-funny comedy that doesn't live up to its potential or measure up well to other films in this genre. This is worth seeing when it airs on cable but isn't worth going out of your way to catch.

"This is my first orgy."

Grade: C
January 3, 2010
This is theee best movie!!! I watch this everytime I need a good lauph Dudley moore at his best he thinks god is speeking to him in the whole show and hes not he is speeking to mosses around the corner makes ya wounder if this could have been hahahah If a funny guy was messin things up back in the day I love the giants bigg undies hahahah lord and the lady that turns to a pillar of salt and the muti boobied sculptures.. this is just a great little flick if you like The Jerk With Steave Martin then you will like this !! mostely all the stars in this are loong dead now and i just am rilly happy they left this tresure behind :)
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