ReelViews for movies starring 'Charlton Heston'
While its grandiose visuals remain impressive and the chariot race has lost none of its energy and excitement, "Ben-Hur" is overlong and bloated.
Not a bad movie but the passage of time hasn’t been kind to it. The things that made it popular upon its release either don’t apply or don’t work for a 2018 audience.
It’s cheesy in the way many older films are cheesy, but the strong sense of atmosphere helps to redeem some of the dated elements.
Although the structure is designed to mimic that of a standard police procedural, the movie is really about the ugly side of human nature.