Exodus: Gods and Kings Reviews

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January 9, 2015
As a whole, Scott's version of this ancient tale feels oddly toothless -- neither religious or secular viewers will find much substance beyond the basics of the spectacle in play.
December 24, 2014
It's sad to say that the most interesting aspects of this film don't actually occur on the screen.
December 19, 2014
Scott once seemed divine. Look on [Exodus], ye mighty, and despair.
December 14, 2014
'Exodus: Gods and Kings' is spectacular.
December 14, 2014
This is the first portrayal of God I've ever encountered who looked like he could use a good spanking.
Top Critic
December 12, 2014
Crowd-wowing CGI spectacle and the inevitable if inconsequential 3-D effects make Exodus look like pure product, without any defining vision.
December 12, 2014
Exodus: Gods and Kings is as uneven as Ridley Scott's career; at times, it seems to be a journey through the director's greatest strengths and weaknesses. The good news is that his strengths eventually win out ...
December 12, 2014
It's true that some modern people still believe in the Old Testament God, but that doesn't mean it makes sense to have your Old Testament figures talk and think like modern people.
December 12, 2014
Exodus: Gods and Kings updates the story of Moses in every way except the one that would actually be gutsy: race.
December 12, 2014
The screenplay (credited to four screenwriters) is a mess, the pacing is uneven, the acting is inconsistent, and the experience as a whole is a letdown.
December 12, 2014
While the pale skin tones (bronzer is selectively applied) and haphazard mix of American and British accents is distracting, it barely scratches the surface of Exodus's ungainly artificiality.
December 12, 2014
A mish-mash - part half-committed melodrama, part half-thought-out political provocation.
December 12, 2014
"Exodus" is an exercise in visual trickery that reaches for nothing beyond the obvious.
December 12, 2014
Computer-generated imaging has advanced spectacularly over the decades, but moviegoers, and gamers, have been there every step of the way. Miracles aren't as impressive as they used to be.
December 11, 2014
An even better special effect would have been having a main cast that actually reflects the Mediterranean/North African desert environment...There are darker-skinned actors on the screen, though they just happen to be all slaves, servants and soldiers.
December 11, 2014
An utterly clueless, relentlessly grim and rambling action epic guaranteed to displease devout Jews, Christians and Muslims alike, amuse atheists - and generally bore everyone.
December 11, 2014
"Exodus: Gods and Kings" does a fair job of giving us what might be called The Second-Greatest Story Ever Told. What it never convinces us of is why.
December 11, 2014
"Exodus" is ludicrous only by accident, which isn't much fun and is the surest sign of what we might call a New Testament sensibility at work. But the movie isn't successfully serious, either.
December 11, 2014
This is spectacular entertainment, practically a theme park ride, that could have used more spirituality and soul.
December 11, 2014
Director Ridley Scott ticks the visual "epic" box with Exodus: Gods and Kings, but leaves emotion in the dust by trading spectacle for a compelling story.
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