Overall Rank: 500
Average Rating: 3.1/4
# of Ratings: 251
Theatrical Release Date: 10/05/1956
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 03/29/2011
Genre: Drama, Historical
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Cecil B. DeMille
Actors: Charlton Heston, Anne Baxter, Yul Brynner, Nina Foch, Edward G. Robinson, Yvonne De Carlo
Plot: One of Charlton Hesston's great roles as Moses along side Yul Brynner as Ramsey. An epic tale of Moses being cast away by the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramese and trying to fulfill his destiny of freeing the Jews from bondage.
Quick Movie Reviews
Snoogans - wrote on 11/29/2011
Really good epic re-telling of the biblical story.
mitchellyoung - wrote on 09/11/2011
Cecil B. DeMille's Biblical epic is never subtle, but always exciting and interesting. It features bold special effects, some strong acting by an ensemble cast, and a classic retelling of a story that spans several decades. The crossing of the Red Sea scene remains one of the iconic scenes of film history.
Full Movie Reviews
theangryvillageidiot - wrote on 09/03/2021
I love the almost Elizabethan language, and how it’s more romantic than the classical narrative.
In one of the film’s many dramatic lines, after the plague of darkness, immediately before the death of the first-born, Moses confronts Pharaoh and says (something like), Have the days of darkness made you see the light? He hasn’t, of course, so the plot progresses, but it’s a striking question.
In this life there is darkness, but the darkness which concerns us most (properly speaking) is within. We say with our actions that we do not know God when we do not let the people go. In the face of this inner darkness God sends outer darkness, plagues that disorder our kingdom. This is a service for which few give thanks. And yet to give thanks is our bounden duty; he sends the …
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 03/26/2013
"So it was written..So it shall be done." Revisiting an old classic which is considered one of the pioneers for special effects. Moses (Charlton Heston) discovers his roots, born a Hebrew but raised by an Egyptian princess. Only minor qualms this reviewer had were the over acting of certain artists, love angles, Hollywood exaggerations, some ridiculous scenes due to poor dialogue and length. Heston did a splendid job in his portrayal. The score was wonderful and wardrobe elegant. Despite some dated special effects, it was still fascinating to see onscreen. Screenplay was exceptional with lines: "You have wisdom. You need nothing more." - Jethro, We're not animals. We are men." - Old man in the mud, "Life is full of surprises." - Seti. and "Joshua, we must have hope." - Lilia. A …
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