Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ Reviews

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September 15, 2008
Best enjoyed as a sample of the state of the art circa 1925, not as a timeless masterpiece.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
April 8, 2005
Hokey by today's standards, but one of the greatest silent film spectacles.
| Original Score: 3/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: A
August 12, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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