Exodus Reviews

  • Apr 13, 2019

    This film highlights the antisemitism that still existed after the second world war without bashing Arabs and Muslims. The land the Jews in the story were residing in at the time later in the movie was provided to them by an Arab. This movie isn't for ever one, and is quite long, however those who are interested in the film will love it.

    This film highlights the antisemitism that still existed after the second world war without bashing Arabs and Muslims. The land the Jews in the story were residing in at the time later in the movie was provided to them by an Arab. This movie isn't for ever one, and is quite long, however those who are interested in the film will love it.

  • Feb 01, 2019

    The best inspiring movie ever made! With the best movie score ever composed!

    The best inspiring movie ever made! With the best movie score ever composed!

  • Aug 11, 2018

    Dispels the aromatic jihadi propaganda

    Dispels the aromatic jihadi propaganda

  • Jul 13, 2018

    Otto Preminger was clearly having an off-day when he cast blond blue-eyed Paul Newman as the Jewish renegade leading a horde of refugees into Palestine at the birth of Israel. Incoherent, endless, turgidly written, directed and acted - this is at times exasperating cinema. Sal Mineo is the only performer to emerge with credit. Extraordinary to realise this was made in the same year as Psycho and shares the same screenwriter as Spartacus (Dalton Trumbo).

    Otto Preminger was clearly having an off-day when he cast blond blue-eyed Paul Newman as the Jewish renegade leading a horde of refugees into Palestine at the birth of Israel. Incoherent, endless, turgidly written, directed and acted - this is at times exasperating cinema. Sal Mineo is the only performer to emerge with credit. Extraordinary to realise this was made in the same year as Psycho and shares the same screenwriter as Spartacus (Dalton Trumbo).

  • Mar 25, 2018

    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.

    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.

  • Dec 03, 2017

    A troubling historical drama which entwines the birth of a nation with the ugly truth that nearly every country is born of violence & personal loss - even the USA.

    A troubling historical drama which entwines the birth of a nation with the ugly truth that nearly every country is born of violence & personal loss - even the USA.

  • Jul 09, 2017

    A neverending story...

    A neverending story...

  • May 20, 2017

    Powerful, well-done film for its time done by Otto Preminger and written by Dalton Trumbo. It has a few too many of the problems of the era to quite get up to an 8 round-off rating. There are acting issues and some forced/contrived sequences. It's also long - 3.5 hours. But the ideas are good. I assume a lot of the credit goes to Leon Uris for the book - I don't know for sure - but whatever, it's good. 7.2 out of 10

    Powerful, well-done film for its time done by Otto Preminger and written by Dalton Trumbo. It has a few too many of the problems of the era to quite get up to an 8 round-off rating. There are acting issues and some forced/contrived sequences. It's also long - 3.5 hours. But the ideas are good. I assume a lot of the credit goes to Leon Uris for the book - I don't know for sure - but whatever, it's good. 7.2 out of 10

  • Dec 29, 2016

    3 ½ hours. Well done for 1960. Complicated story remains today. Who's country is it?

    3 ½ hours. Well done for 1960. Complicated story remains today. Who's country is it?

  • Dec 12, 2016

    Though adapted by Dalton Trumbo and directed by Otto Preminger, this Zionist epic on the founding of Israel in 1948 is ambitious but regretfully underwhelming.

    Though adapted by Dalton Trumbo and directed by Otto Preminger, this Zionist epic on the founding of Israel in 1948 is ambitious but regretfully underwhelming.