Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)
Critic Consensus: While sporadically stirring, and suitably epic in its ambitions, Exodus: Gods and Kings can't quite live up to its classic source material.
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|Rating:||PG-13 (for violence including battle sequences and intense images)|
|Directed By:||Ridley Scott|
|Written By:||Ridley Scott, Steve Zaillian, Steven Zaillian, Bill Collage, Adam Cooper|
|In Theaters:||Dec 12, 2014 Wide|
|On DVD:||Mar 17, 2015|
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Critic Reviews for Exodus: Gods and Kings
Exodus is all over the place. Except on one point: Scott delivers the all-important spectacle. The well-staged, emotionally resonant Red Sea climax may send viewers out on a high - even as they wonder what exactly they got high on.
Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings runs for almost 21/2 hours, and that still isn't enough time for it to figure out why it's here or what it wants to say.
Yet I say unto thee that this hath many moments which be good-ish and watch-able enough and by-the-Book, and yet smacketh of being too graven and tablet-y in their images. If only this wereth not a moment-y mega-movie but an actual, feeling-filled film...
When it comes to the plagues and the parting of the Red Sea, Scott pulls out all the stops. The Nile doesn't simply run red; it has ferocious crocodiles snapping up the locals, too. It's the stuff in between the set-piece scenes that's the problem.
Audience Reviews for Exodus: Gods and Kings
Unfortunately controversy muted the response of this usually popular Biblical story, that the cast was not as diverse as the cultures historically involved, and so reception was tame. Regardless of that the presentation, sort of a modern day take on the Cecil B. DeMille version (the definitive take, yah?) is not bad at all. It only feels lacking the sumptuous depravity, the glorious spectacle of the previously mentioned, it feels less through no fault of its own. Its still worth a look.
A flawed though ambitious adaptation of the story of Moses (Christian Bale) and Ramses (Joel Edgerton), and how they begun as basically brothers, but how God's will propels one to fight for the freedom of his people, and the other for the survival of his kingdom. While far from director Ridley Scott's best work (that belongs to "Alien" and "Black Hawk Down"), this is certainly a decent admission into his filmography. Sure, there are some gaps in the storyline (to be fair, it is a tough one to fit in under a three hour frame) and the middle section is slow-paced given the nature of the development of the story, but ultimately this movie is not bad by any means. This is a better realized version of a Biblical story than "Noah" was, and even though the film has problems (God being portrayed as a little boy is a big error), the mere scope and look of the picture and the time it takes place is fascinating, even if in the end it does not earn an automatic recommendation.
Spectacular cinematography and CGI, with a daringly unconventional performance by Christian Bale. This is an fantastic and fresh retelling of a well-worn story. If you're looking for biblical fidelity or a romanticized version of Old Testament characters, this isn't likely to be a film you'd enjoy. However, if you're looking for an exciting period action movie with characters acting like real people rather than idealistic martyrs, "Exodus: Gods and Kings" is miraculous.
Exodus: Gods and Kings Quotes
|Moses:||Follow me and you will be free!|
|Séfora:||A leader will be saved and the savior will lead.|
|Moses:||You can learn a lot about somebody by looking him in the eye.|
|Moses:||Moses: Get me a stenographer, dammit!|
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