Land of the Pharaohs
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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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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"When the viewing senses begin to dull from the tremendous load of spectacle, the script and Hawks' direction wisely switch to sex and intrigue."
‑ , Variety
"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."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"No wars; no battles; one dinky sword fight. But much pageantry."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Fairly awesome if you can get beyond the clunky dialogue."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Much of the picture concerned itself with the building of the pyramid, not an exceptionally exciting event to watch."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"A cracking script and a bittersweet ironic ending satisfy those wanting their drama on an epic scale."
‑ , Film4
"Intelligent epic mixes spectacle and social commentary."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"Blockbuster epics are usually not this thoughtfully put together."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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