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: December 12, 2014
DVD 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.

Eric Kohn
indieWire

As a whole, Scott's version of this ancient tale feels oddly toothless -- neither religious or secular viewers will find much substance beyond the basics of the spectacle in play.

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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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Sr. Rose Pacatte
National Catholic Reporter

I choose to think of Exodus: Gods and Kings as Ridley Scott's personal vision of God and his wrangling through his art with the consequences of what saying "I believe" means.

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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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Dwight Brown
National Newspaper Publishers Association

[Bale] a brilliant thespian. However, his Moses is a sullen and aloof man who is never compelling.

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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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Matthew Lickona
San Diego Reader

It's true that some modern people still believe in the Old Testament God, but that doesn't mean it makes sense to have your Old Testament figures talk and think like modern people.

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J. Olson
Cinemixtape

While "Exodus" may require Moses-like patience, it's likely to reward the faithful.

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Flixster Audience Score: 35% Flixster User Reviews
Jens S.
Moses' tale of taking the Hebrews out of Egypt and slavery makes for some massive eye candy scenes of course. Some feel oddly artificial here, though. It… 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
Phil Hubbs
Oh boy, religion, a scary word. I haven't seen a biblical epic since I was a kid and in all honesty, I wasn't overly bothered about seeing this, but… 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
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