Adventure Action


A Judean prince seeks revenge against his Roman half-brother after he betrays the family and accuses them of treason.

"Ben Hur" will have its audience spending most of their time waiting for two thing: the dishevelled lead to have a haircut, and a well-publicised, grand chariot race. While the thunderous spectacle is admittedly exciting, it marks the only momentous occasion in a plot as flimsy as a stack of flatbread. A prolonged, dull introduction, and an outrageous 'Jesus' subplot blatantly pandering to a Christian audience, are just a number of poor choices in this confusing and stylistic mess. This movie is a circus.

Anthony Macali

Wide Release 25th August 2016
Paramount Pictures 123 mins