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The King of Kings Reviews

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Variety Staff
March 26, 2009
Tremendous is The King of Kings -- tremendous in its lesson, in the daring of its picturization for a commercial theatre and tremendous in its biggest scene, the Crucifixion of Christ.
Emanuel Levy
July 7, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
January 13, 2005
Tells its story with all the reverence DeMille and his cast can muster... Don't make the mistake of assuming that it's merely quaint today
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Null
December 27, 2004
Whether you're religious or not, King of Kings is a monumental technical achievement of its era.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matt Bailey
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
December 26, 2004
H.B. Warner as Jesus, decrepit as he appears, lends a quiet dignity to the film that is transfixing.
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
December 7, 2004
In a genre that deserves the best artists can offer but is plagued by mediocrity, DeMille's flawed but powerful film remains one of Hollywood's most remarkable achievements.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
November 1, 2004
Passionate DeMille silent spectacle.
| Original Score: 3/5

May 24, 2003
With zebra races, dancing girls and a cast of thousands, this fills the screen with sensation and big images that still have the capacity to amuse and entertain.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
December 1, 2002
Typically overblown DeMille epic succeeds as breathtaking kitsch.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Charles Morgan
New York Times
February 27, 2013
As a work of art it is a complete failure, because it is anaemic and because it shows us a Christ who, though obviously a virtuous and mild man, is completely lacking in the fire and spiritual vigor that go to the making of the great leaders of mankind.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
December 24, 2007
The recounting of the Gospels according to De Mille seems awkward, tedious and hokey.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
November 5, 2007
Sermons rarely make good films, this one being no different.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
It's a dull, tasteful film by a director who was anything but.
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