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The King of Kings Reviews

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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
November 5, 2007
Sermons rarely make good films, this one being no different.
Full Review | Original Score: C
December 24, 2007
The recounting of the Gospels according to De Mille seems awkward, tedious and hokey.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 1, 2000
It's a dull, tasteful film by a director who was anything but.
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.
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
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
November 1, 2004
Passionate DeMille silent spectacle.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
December 26, 2004
H.B. Warner as Jesus, decrepit as he appears, lends a quiet dignity to the film that is transfixing.
December 1, 2002
Typically overblown DeMille epic succeeds as breathtaking kitsch.
| Original Score: 4/5
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
July 7, 2005
Read More | 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.
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