Ben Hur (1959)

1959 • 222 minutes
382 reviews
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Record-breaking winner of 11 Oscars, including Best Picture, Director, Actor, Supporting Actor, and Score, this epic masterpiece stars Charlton Heston ("The Ten Commandments," "Touch of Evil") in the title role of a rebellious Israelite Jew who takes on the Roman Empire during the time of Christ. Featuring one of the most famous action sequences of all time -- the breathtaking chariot race. Directed by Oscar-winner William Wyler ("Mrs. Miniver," "The Best Years of Our Lives"). Recently selected as one of the top 100 American films of all time by the prestigious American Film Institute.
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382 reviews
John Entwistle
February 10, 2016
I first saw this film within its first year and have watched it periodically since. It is one of the best depictions of Christ, that I have seen, whist being a gripping fictional story in its own right. We never see the face of the Christ - only His effect on people. That is the only way to do it. No actor can ever truly be The Son of God, no matter how good the intention. It is amazing that despite the lack of modern technology in the fifties, the film is still good today.
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ritafabiana López
January 11, 2017
La mejor película que he visto. Sus actores, el desarrollo, la realidad con que está hecha. Me cuesta ver la nueva version ya que va a se imposible que la supere o que no sea ridicula ante esta versión vieja.
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Jatin Kalain
April 15, 2017
Film that depicts a Jewish nobleman who is betrayed by Roman friends and seeks revenge to take upon his betrayers. Brilliant plot and excellent performances by actors weave together a beautiful film in context to betrayal and ultimate bravery
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