Exodus: Gods and Kings | Movie Review 05 Dec 2014   364


Cast: Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, John Turturro, Ben Kingsley, María Valverde, Sigourney Weaver, Indira Varma
Direction: Ridley Scott
Genre: Action
Duration: 2 hours 32 minutes

Critics Review

Times of India (TOI):

We are introduced to a grown-up Moses (although his origins are helpfully explained to him later in the film) who lives in the palace of the Pharaoh Seti (Turturro) in the city of Memphis, along the River Nile. In this magnificent palace, where superstitions abound, Moses prefers pragmatism to ceremony. Moses is both brave and honest and Seti quite clearly favours him, even though Ramses (Edgerton) is actually Seti’s son by blood.
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Every year, Ridley Scott makes a big budget star-studded movie that promises epic scale and action. And every year, Scott disappoints us. His follow-up to ‘Prometheus’ and The Counselor’ — ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ — is exactly as you expect it to be: a big disappointment. Christian Bale, in perhaps his most disappointing performance to date, stars as Moses who has an awakening when he realizes that he is, in fact, a Hebrew prophesised to lead his men to freedom from the tyranny of the Egyptians.
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Indian Express:

FROM the economic standpoint alone”, that wouldn’t be feasible. This is Ramses II (Joel Edgerton) telling Moses (Christian Bale) why he can’t set the Hebrew slaves free. If that sounds unlikely coming out of a Pharaoh’s mouth circa 1300 BCE, you are not alone. Ridley Scott’s Exodus is as epic in scale as the director likes them, with horses, swords and men in togas.
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