Samson and Delilah (1996)





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Taken from the Old Testament's "Book of Judges," this epic drama recounts the tale of the super-strong shepherd whose rise to power is cut-off by a seductive Philistine with an eye for human weakness.
Action & Adventure , Classics , Drama , Faith & Spirituality
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Lube Productions

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Eric Thal
as Samson
Diana Rigg
as Mara
Michael Gambon
as King Hanun
Paul Freeman
as Manoah
Ben Becker
as Prince Sidqa
Jale Arikan
as Naomi
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Critic Reviews for Samson and Delilah

All Critics (1)

Isolated moments in Samson and Delilah hint at Roeg's near-psychedelic knack for striking imagery, but for the most part, this is by-the-numbers show-up-on-set-and-cash-your-paycheque stuff.

Full Review… | November 29, 2015

Audience Reviews for Samson and Delilah


Hokey but not unenjoyable made for TV sword and sandal flick. The leads are too contemporary in their attitudes but there is a solid supporting cast lead by the always fine Diana Rigg and Paul Freeman. The sets and costumes are good if not completely accurate. One thing to watch out for, Dennis Hooper is completely miscast and his interpretation of the part is way off base.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

Looooooong! Almost three hours, but worth it. This movie was unrated, but it should be rated R. I have not seen such grusome violence as in this film. The sensual scenes were also some of the most erotic without even nudity. It was a fairly accurate portrayal of scripture, though a few minor details were changed and much was added.

Dannielle Albert
Dannielle Albert

Super Reviewer


Not as accurate as other TNT Bible stories, but still a decent well put together movie. Great cast as well, but it seemed as if Dennis' Hopper's head was to big for his body. Kind of fun to watch.

Ken Doers
Ken Doers

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