Reviews: Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)

exodus_gods_and_kingsReviews for this film from our members:

  • José Arce @ [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: Ridley Scott propone una de sus peores películas desde un planteamiento erróneo y apelotonado, además de fallar en la elección de buena parte de su reparto. Bastante mal todo, en general.
  • Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema
  • Kevin Carr @ 7M Pictures
    • Excerpt: For as many awesome scenes like what we saw in “Kingdom of Heaven” and “Gladiator,” we get just as many scenes featuring Scott’s “Robin Hood” dull style of characterization.
  • Samuel Castro @ [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: Ridley Scott vuelve a tomar el tema del héroe, esta vez desde una perspectiva bíblica, en la que Christian Bale se lleva la mejor parte de una historia que no logra concretar todas sus promesas.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: Director Ridley Scott (“Blade Runner,” “Prometheus”) has taken on ancient epics with “Gladiator” and “Kingdom of Heaven,” but his take on Moses leading the chosen people out of Egypt is riddled with weird inaccuracies, a Pharaoh sporting an Australian accent and a running time that feels excessive while the story itself feels truncated.
  • Carlos del Río @ El rincón de Carlos del Río [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: Exodus tiene momentos tan buenos, y el empaque visual es tan espectacular, que esos elementos casi compensan el guión tan malo que tiene. Son impresionantes, elegantes y muy originales la batalla del principio, las plagas y el mar Rojo (Roland Emmerich debe de estar rabiando de envidia); y la recreación del antiguo Egipto, a la que Scott le saca muy buen partido, es maravillosa.
  • Jim Dixon @
    • Excerpt: “Exodus: Gods and Kings” is an exhilarating epic with both eye-filling spectacle and some genuinely interesting observations on the relationship between man and God. It’s never really as much fun as “The Ten Commandments,” but Scott has made a movie to be reckoned with.
  • M. Enois Duarte @ High-Def
    • Excerpt: It’s a curious twist to a well-worn tale that unfortunately is not enough to save the wrathful, near plague-like reproaches of cinephiles expecting far better from the British director.
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: [C]ommendably daring in its rational, distrusting slant on a biblical narrative, but there’s no ignoring that something fundamental is lost in the movie’s translation.
  • Sarah Gopaul @ Digital Journal
    • Excerpt: ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ is Ridley Scott’s spectacular re-telling of the Biblical story about Moses and the Israelites’ emancipation, starring Christian Bale.
  • Susan Granger @
    • Excerpt: Underwhelming – with little or no emotional resonance. Moses doesn’t even say, “Let my people go…”
  • Vadym Grygoriev @ [Ukrainian]
  • Blake Howard @ Graffiti With Punctuation
  • MaryAnn Johanson @
    • Excerpt: Simultaneously the dullest and the most insulting version of itself it could possibly be. If only it had managed to be campy, that’d be something…
  • Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: Ben-Hur We Go Again
  • Ben Kendrick @ Screen Rant
    • Excerpt: Exodus: Gods and Kings is not an offensive Hollywood cash-grab, nor is it a particularly inventive revision of the Exodus story.
  • James Marsh @ Twitch
    • Excerpt: Meeting, but rarely exceeding, expectations, Ridley Scott’s grand retelling of Moses and the Hebrews’ flight from Egypt is strong on visuals and A-list presence, but slight on narrative and characterisation. Christian Bale and Joel Egerton both put in fine performances as Moses and Rameses, while the rest of the big-name cast gets lost amidst a CG-heavy blizzard of battles, plagues, revolts and muddled imagery.
  • Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See
    • Excerpt: Exodus: Gods and Kings’ is a movie with grand ambitions, little followthrough, and no interest in the human component.
  • Darren Mooney @ the m0vie blog
    • Excerpt: Not quite ex-ceptional.
  • Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys
  • Jason Pirodsky @
    • Excerpt: Moses no longer parts the Red Sea; he leads the Jews across it during low tide in Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings, a misguided take on the Old Testament that succeeds in de-mythologizing the biblical story of Moses into something more vaguely “believable”, but loses everything that was interesting about it in the process.
  • Diego Salgado @ IGN España [Spanish]
  • Tom Santilli @
    • Excerpt: Forget the red sea, the real miracle is that this film was even made.
  • Sarah Ward @ Concrete Playground
  • Ron Wilkinson @ Monsters and Critics
    • Excerpt: Walk on the bland side in a comic book of biblical proportions.

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