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Samson (2018)




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SAMSON is based on the powerful, biblical epic of a champion chosen by God to deliver Israel. His supernatural strength and impulsive decisions quickly pit him against the oppressive Philistine empire. After being betrayed by a wicked prince and a beautiful temptress, Samson is captured and blinded by his enemies. Samson calls upon his God once more for supernatural strength and turns imprisonment and blindness into final victory.

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Billy Zane
as King Balek
Lindsay Wagner
as Zealphonis
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All Critics (16) | Top Critics (4)

A bargain-bin biblical epic that delivers the requisite mass-murder-by-ass-jaw as a cheapjack approximation of Zack Snyder-esque pomp, but is for the most part clinically dull.

February 16, 2018 | Rating: D+ | Full Review…

The movie's most interesting clashes aren't between Samson and the Philistine royals, but between Pure Flix's intent to create "clean" entertainment and the obvious bloodthirstiness of the source material.

February 16, 2018 | Full Review…
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While it cannot be faulted for its sincerity, it can be faulted for its sluggish pacing, inconsistent performances and lack of cinematic style that gives the proceedings a tacky feel throughout.

February 16, 2018 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

A sluggish biblical epic that might have been more bearable if it had a much higher campiness quotient.

February 16, 2018 | Full Review…
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Aimed squarely at Christian audiences looking for inspirational family entertainment, Samson is a preachy and plodding drama that's light on excitement, action or any real sense of spirituality.

March 11, 2018 | Full Review…

The story of the biblical strong man from the Book of Judges is drably retold without a trace of style or showmanship, making Cecil B. DeMille's 1949 Samson and Delilah (which was pretty good already) look like a masterpiece of great art by comparison.

February 28, 2018 | Full Review…

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From Pure Films comes Samson, a rather lackluster biblical epic. The story follows Samson, a man of destiny called to lead the Hebrews from slavery, but when his wife is killed by a ruthless Philistine prince Samson becomes consumed by vengeance. The cast is pretty weak and gives fairly band and unimpressive performances. And the film's low-budget is painfully obvious in the cheap costuming, makeup, and sets. Samson might pass for a made-for-TV movie, but it's just not up to the standards of a theatrical film.

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