Land of the Pharaohs
Land of the Pharaohs (1955)

This film speculates on the circumstances surrounding the construction of the Great Pyramids of Egypt. Jack Hawkins plays the Pharaoh, who orders enslaved architect James Robertson Justice to build a magnificent, thief-proof tomb for him.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 26, 2007
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety

When the viewing senses begin to dull from the tremendous load of spectacle, the script and Hawks' direction wisely switch to sex and intrigue.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Hawks forgoes any of those monstrous epic battle scenes, but as always most of his characters are made of shades of gray, which makes for fascinating confrontations throughout.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

No wars; no battles; one dinky sword fight. But much pageantry.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Fairly awesome if you can get beyond the clunky dialogue.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Much of the picture concerned itself with the building of the pyramid, not an exceptionally exciting event to watch.

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Film4

A cracking script and a bittersweet ironic ending satisfy those wanting their drama on an epic scale.

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Intelligent epic mixes spectacle and social commentary.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Blockbuster epics are usually not this thoughtfully put together.

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Flixster Audience Score: 40% Flixster User Reviews
Stella Dallas
not as cheesy as it looks but still pretty damn cheesy
Constanza Boutter
Spectacular epic tale, moves along at a stately but never sluggish pace, the cracking script scattered with lovely moments, most notably the grim finale when… More
jay nixon
Big budget nonsense with Joan vampig it up as a wannabe Egyptian queen. Some impressive set pieces but moves far too slowly to be really involving. Some of the… More
Panta Oz
I never had a chance to see this epic film directed and produced by Howard Hawks and starring the two British actors Jack Hawkins and Joan Collins as Pharaoh… More