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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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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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The result is a film that tries hard but feels like a casual shrug of the shoulders.

February 21, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Bible-based tale has bloody beatings, eye-gougings, more.

February 20, 2018 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

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