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Produced and directed by Otto Preminger, Exodus is a 212-minute screen adaptation of the best-selling novel by Leon Uris. The film is concerned with the emergence of Israel as an independent nation in 1947. Its first half focuses on the efforts of 611 holocaust survivors to defy the blockade of the occupying British government and sail to Palestine on the sea vessel Exodus. Paul Newman, a leader of the Hagannah (the Jewish underground), is willing to sacrifice his own life and the lives of the
Dec 15, 1960 Wide
Oct 15, 2002
Ari Ben Canaan
Eva Marie Saint
Lee J Cobb
Barak Ben Canaan
Dahn Ben Amotz
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Watchable mainly for the sheer skill and drive of Preminger's direction, although at 220 minutes even that long outstays its welcome.
In the end, one should take from this picture a shaken feeling of having been through a lot of harsh and ennobling experiences.
Intelligence applied exactly where it is most rare: in the lavish, star-studded epic.
The style of filmmaking is simply too polite and serene to carry the edgy, dangerous material of Uris's novel
Preminger's ambitious chronicle of the formation of the State of Israel contains some stirring moments, but as an epic it's too sprawling, overlong, and lacks dramatic center.
Propaganda masquerading as drama, it makes for a decidedly turgid viewing experience.
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