Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ Reviews

September 19, 2019
Superior to the previous iterations of the same character, embodies all possible technical perfections... and all photography refinements and handling of large masses that made the great famous biblical photodramas. [Full review in Spanish]
July 2, 2019
There is a real poetry of size and opulence in the film.
September 15, 2008
Best enjoyed as a sample of the state of the art circa 1925, not as a timeless masterpiece.
October 17, 2005
At nearly 2½ hours long, the 1925 version is still an hour shorter than the 1959 version, yet the story is essentially the same, and the scale similarly impressive.
August 30, 2005
Yes, you'll also find the chariot race in here, and you may even find it as exciting or more exciting than the one Heston enacted.
August 12, 2005
April 8, 2005
Hokey by today's standards, but one of the greatest silent film spectacles.
August 6, 2004
Novelist Lew Wallace's 'Tale of Christ' got the silent Hollywood treatment, and how, in M-G-M's elephantine costume epic.
December 1, 2002
Has merits not found in William Wyler's Oscar-laden 1959 remake.