King of Kings Reviews

April 11, 2020
Because the makers of this film took a chance by casting heartthrob Jeffrey Hunter as Christ, this was labeled I Was a Teenage Jesus (a play, of course, on the era's I Was a Teenage Werewolf). But the movie is far better than that tag would suggest.
October 14, 2013
works as a historical epic
April 1, 2013
Many of the scenes (especially the ones centered on Pilate and John the Baptist) are as good as anything in the history of the Biblical epic.
April 5, 2011
Nicholas Ray's biblical epic, toward the end of his career, is an intelligent film that finds the right balance between exteriors and interiors, stunning vistas and compelling characters.
April 1, 2011
... whereas detractors dismissed the films as I Was a Teenage Jesus, it's more accurate to describe it as Rebel With a Cause.
March 23, 2011
Although it may rely a little too heavily on spectacle, it features fine acting, direction, and photography. On Blu-ray it makes a splendid showing.
March 19, 2008
Director Nicholas Ray makes few positive contributions.
March 19, 2008
Jeffrey Hunter is less Saviour of the Christian faith and more anti-hero with many very human doubts and concerns.
October 22, 2007
An epic of considerable scope, filled with broad vistas, yet there are enough intimate moments to give audience a chance to engage with the characters rather than just admire their pontificating.
October 22, 2007
Director Nicholas Ray has brooded long and wisely upon the meaning of his meanings, has planted plenty of symbols along the path, yet avoided the banalities of religious calendar art.
June 24, 2006
This is one of the most interesting screen versions of the Gospels.
November 23, 2005
June 18, 2005
May 9, 2005
Let us say the spirit is hinted but the projection of it is weak.
April 28, 2005
April 28, 2004
A sweeping and at times stirring biblical epic.
November 5, 2003
Perfect for Easter TV.
August 22, 2003
May 24, 2003
As such, it's a pretty reverent recounting of the New Testament.
January 1, 2000
This quirky 'Scope biblical spectacular is a lot more thoughtful and interesting than most.