Exodus: Gods and Kings
Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)

From acclaimed director Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Prometheus) comes the epic adventure "Exodus: Gods and Kings," the story of one man's daring courage to take on the might of an empire. Using state of the art visual effects and… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: March 17, 2015
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Critic Score: 28% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: While sporadically stirring, and suitably epic in its ambitions, Exodus: Gods and Kings can't quite live up to its classic source material.

Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com

'Exodus: Gods and Kings' is spectacular.

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Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture

Exodus: Gods and Kings is as uneven as Ridley Scott's career; at times, it seems to be a journey through the director's greatest strengths and weaknesses. The good news is that his strengths eventually win out ...

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Jason Best
Movie Talk

When it comes to the plagues and the parting of the Red Sea, Scott pulls out all the stops. The Nile doesn't simply run red; it has ferocious crocodiles snapping up the locals, too. It's the stuff in between the set-piece scenes that's the problem.

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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

This is the first portrayal of God I've ever encountered who looked like he could use a good spanking.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

The screenplay (credited to four screenwriters) is a mess, the pacing is uneven, the acting is inconsistent, and the experience as a whole is a letdown.

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Witney Seibold
Legion of Leia

It is devoid of any sort of compelling emotional background or natural storytelling acumen. This last detail is especially damning, as this is one of the best-known tales in the Western World.

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Mark Jenkins
NPR

Crowd-wowing CGI spectacle and the inevitable if inconsequential 3-D effects make Exodus look like pure product, without any defining vision.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

While the pale skin tones (bronzer is selectively applied) and haphazard mix of American and British accents is distracting, it barely scratches the surface of Exodus's ungainly artificiality.

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Rebecca Cusey
The Federalist

The movie wastes its fine actors and, more importantly, its rich subject matter.

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Flixster Audience Score: 37% Flixster User Reviews
Dan Schultz
A flawed though ambitious adaptation of the story of Moses (Christian Bale) and Ramses (Joel Edgerton), and how they begun as basically brothers, but how… More
Nate Zoebl
Director Ridley Scott (Prometheus) is back to work some of his Gladiator magic on another sword-and-sandals epic, the classic story of Moses, this time played… More
Christian C
Spectacular cinematography and CGI, with a daringly unconventional performance by Christian Bale. This is an fantastic and fresh retelling of a well-worn… More
KJ Proulx
While trying to reinvent the source material, "Exodus: Gods and Kings" may come off as disgraceful to some, and amazing to others who are not familiar… More
Carlos Magalhães
Another major Biblical epic with dazzling visuals released in 2014, and like Darren Aronofsky's Noah it also understands that the God depicted in the Old… More
Aaron Neuwirth
Moses: Remember this. I am prepared to fight. For eternity. Exodus: Gods and Kings is an epic. There is no way around that. Regardless of my thoughts on the… More