Sodom and Gomorrah
Sodom and Gomorrah (1963)

This graphically violent epic recreates the decadence and events that lead to the downfall of the biblical cities of Sodom and Gomorrah.

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: January 23, 1963
DVD Release Date: February 23, 2010
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Critic Score: 43% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

Sodom and Gomorrah has many of the faults of the Biblical epic, but many good qualities.

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Time Out

Sin is suggested by languid groups of people, nattily dressed in '60s evening gowns, lolling around on the floor, while the virtuous Hebrews look more like a bunch of self-sufficient drongos droning on about making the land fertile.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It has all the disadvantages of the Sword and Sandal epics without too many of the advantages.

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Chicago Reader

This isn't really as awful or as campy as you might expect, but it's not exactly a masterpiece either.

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Aldrich makes the most of the story's depravity, dredging the depths of lust and betrayal as Granger locks into a bitter power struggle with the cities' sultry queen, Aimée, and her ambitious brother Baker.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

It is an obvious but feeble imitation of "The Ten Commandments" of Cecil B. de Mille, and it is much more concerned with salt-mining than it is with debauchery or lust.

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TV Guide

An interesting addition to the Aldrich filmography, which is laden with moral cynicism.

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