The Ten Commandments - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Ten Commandments Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
May 13, 2009
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
October 5, 1956
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Kate Cameron
New York Daily News
December 10, 2014
DeMille's direction of the action is superb and the various roles are played with feeling by a large and competent cast, headed by Charlton Heston.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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James Powers
Hollywood Reporter
April 7, 2015
There is no other picture like it. There will be none. If it could be summed up in a word, the word would be sublime. And the man responsible for that, when all is said and done is Cecil B. DeMille.
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine
March 8, 2004
My, how times have changed!
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
March 9, 2005
...there is something touching in the mechanical hauteur of some of the performances.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: B-
Scott Weinberg
July 25, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media
December 15, 2010
Stirring, even if it's as much showbiz as Bible.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
March 4, 2008
With a running time of nearly four hours, Cecil B. De Mille's last feature and most extravagant blockbuster is full of the absurdities and vulgarities one expects, but it isn't boring for a minute.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
March 22, 2004
DeMille's film fairly bursts with color and hugeness, even when the characters sit around on one set and talk at one another -- which happens a lot.
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Variety Staff
October 19, 2007
DeMille remains conventional with the motion picture as an art form. The eyes of the onlooker are filled with spectacle. Emotional tug is sometimes lacking.
Christopher Null
March 1, 2004
Heston may as well be screaming about Soylent Green, but damn if he doesn't make for one hell of an inspiring leader.
| Original Score: 4/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
April 21, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
April 28, 2005
Still a grand biblical epic that's just a notch below "Ben-Hur" in terms of its performances, narrative drama, and special effects.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
March 7, 2006
...a benchmark of comparison for all super spectaculars, and in its restored, high-definition Blu-ray presentation, it's more spectacular than ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
July 26, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
February 3, 2006
Anything worth doing is worth overdoing in DeMille's ponderous, yet still colossal, Biblical soap opera.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
March 25, 2004
Is there anyone who can picture Moses without thinking of Heston dramatically lifting his staff to part the Red Sea?
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
January 29, 2003
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Peter T. Chattaway
Christianity Today
November 2, 2006
Still the definitive depiction of the Exodus in the popular imagination.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
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