Exodus: Gods and Kings Reviews

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September 12, 2019
Too solemn in its mighty grandeur, Scott's treatment seems already mummified.
July 16, 2019
That the film's only exuberant display of cinematic prowess is reserved for an extended 30-minute sequence of God raining His wrath down on the ruling class won't be lost on viewers in the year 2014, which has seen so much racial injustice...
January 19, 2019
Irónicamente, la ola de muerte levantada por las diez plagas le da algo de vida a la película, pero es algo meramente visual como ver el agua transformarse en sangre o a una manada de cocodrilos comerse entre sí.
May 23, 2018
You'll feel like you're sitting through a boring sermon, delivered by somebody who had too much to drink the night before and just wants to go back to bed.
February 16, 2018
The one thing that people approaching Exodus: Gods and Kings from either a religious or secular background will be able to agree upon is a lack of faith in Scott's devotion to making a good film.
January 30, 2018
Scott tried to give the "epic" treatment to the Moses story, and failed. [Full review in Spanish]
January 12, 2018
While interesting as yet another Hollywood biblical/historical epic, it is disappointing, even meager, in 
every other way.
December 2, 2017
One minute Ramses is an evil Pharaoh using Jews as slaves for his bidding, and the next we're sympathizing the death of his firstborn child. Who the hell do you even root for in this movie? I suppose the tidal wave
October 24, 2017
The real problem I had with Scott's Exodus however, was with the film's depiction of God - admittedly never an easy character to get right.
March 21, 2017
[Bale] a brilliant thespian. However, his Moses is a sullen and aloof man who is never compelling.
November 8, 2016
It creates a less-believable ancient world and contains fewer compelling action scenes than Scott's previous sun-and-sandals epic Gladiator -- nor conviction.
July 14, 2016
Exodus is rarely boring, but it lacks gravitas compared to its predecessors.
June 21, 2016
Steve Zaillian's screenplay tries to update the movie's themes to present-day concerns, but in doing so, he might just have sent present-day anxiety and scepticism back in time and stripped the story of its sense of wonderment and religiosity.
April 12, 2016
Ridley Scott's worst movie since Kingdom of Heaven...
February 25, 2016
The film may spend most of its running time trying to get the Hebrew people out of Egypt, but in dramatic terms, it's just wandering in the wilderness.
December 1, 2015
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.
November 19, 2015
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.
June 12, 2015
Ridley Scott never answers the important question: Why?
May 25, 2015
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...
May 10, 2015
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.
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