Ben-Hur Reviews

July 11, 2019
Watching it was like waiting at a railroad crossing while an interminable freight train lumbers past, often stopping completely for a while.
December 6, 2016
The most egregiously boring movie ever graced with the Best Picture Oscar... though in fairness, egregious boredom is one of the cornerstones of the Bible epic genre.
February 23, 2014
At 212 minutes it is far too long, and large swathes of the action appear redundant or unnecessary. "Bigger than Ben-Hur!" they say. That may not be a compliment.
November 18, 2011
There is no reason to feel guilty about not loving this mammoth epic.
March 2, 2008
Mostly tedious Sunday school tale.
December 13, 2006
Entire new frontiers in boredom were opened up by this MGM whopper from 1959.
January 26, 2006
The movie could be trying to say that for some people religion is an escape from their sexuality, but it seems unlikely.