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The Ten Commandments (2006)

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Dougray Scott, Linus Roache, Omar Sharif, and Naveen Andrews headline this epic mini-series from director Robert Dornhelm, and following the Prince of Egypt as he discovers his true identity and sets out on a mission from God. An oracle has prophesized that a child will grow up to become the Prince of Egypt, and in order to prevent this from happening The Egyptian Pharaoh (Paul Rhys) orders the immediate slaughter of all newborn males. No child in the entire kingdom is spared except for one. His name was Moses, the son of a Hebrew slave. Set adrift on the Nile immediately after he was born, Moses escapes certain death and enjoys a lavish upbringing in a royal Egyptian household. Moses has no memory of his past, and soon rises to the rank of prince. After Moses receives a fiery message from God and learns of his true heritage, he vows to reclaim his destiny by delivering his people from persecution and realizing his fate as the liberator of the Hebrews.

Cast

Mia Maestro
as Zipporah
Padma Lakshmi
as Princeses Bithia
Greg Hicks
as Jekuthiel
John Wark
as Laban
Paul Rhys
as Ramses
Lisa Jacobs
as Jochebed
John Boswall
as Egyptian Priest
Ben Hammersley
as Moses (age 7)
Arrun Harker
as Menerith (age 7)
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½

Long, contemplative version of the events around Moses leading his people and getting the tablets containing the ten commandments. It's thoughtful, but talky - with dialogue infused w contemporary questions and observations. A great idea, considering the need for explaining certain aspects of character motivations. The downside is that it tends to fly in the face of simply having faith in an unseen God and acting on that conviction. Part 1 has all the drama and action, Part 2 has all the drama and talking. It devolves into a bloated set of arguments that are brevity-free - not worthy of a movie. Part 1= 3/5 Part 2= 2/5 Total score= 2.5 of 5

Thomas Porter
Thomas Porter

A boring and blandly scripted update of the classic that tries to be part narrative and part documentary.

David Gutermann
David Gutermann
½

scenes jump often and abruptly. camera angles are kind of weird, and cheap. But i do like how they show a new part, and new scenarios not mentioned in the first Ten Commandments

David Gonzalez
David Gonzalez

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