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: 27% 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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Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit

Ridley Scott never answers the important question: Why?

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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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Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

Yet I say unto thee that this hath many moments which be good-ish and watch-able enough and by-the-Book, and yet smacketh of being too graven and tablet-y in their images. If only this wereth not a moment-y mega-movie but an actual, feeling-filled film...

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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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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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Flixster Audience Score: 36% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Unfortunately controversy muted the response of this usually popular Biblical story, that the cast was not as diverse as the cultures historically involved, and… 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
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