U.S. Home Release Date: 2019-01-15
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Gore, Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Director: David Gordon Green
Cast: Jamie Lee Curtis, Jefferson Hall, Rhian Rees, Will Patton, Haluk Bilginer, Nick Castle, James Jude Courtney, Andi Matichak, Judy Greer, Toby Huss
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Has problems beyond its inability to stick the ending but that’s the one that ultimately sinks it.
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For those who can get past the shaky-cam aspect that infects the cinematography, this is an involving look back in time at one of the most significant human endeavors of the last century.
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While its grandiose visuals remain impressive and the chariot race has lost none of its energy and excitement, "Ben-Hur" is overlong and bloated.
The mix of traditional thriller elements, Cold War storytelling, submarine warfare, and Sean Connery's magnetic performance engage the viewer throughout.