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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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.

Feb 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.

Feb 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.

Feb 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.

Feb 16, 2018 | Full Review…
Variety
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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.

Mar 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.

Feb 28, 2018 | Full Review…

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