moderate violence, injury detail, threat

About this Film


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Judah ‘Ben-Hur’ is a prince of Jerusalem whose brother Messala has become an officer in the Roman army. When Messala betrays him and sells him into slavery, Judah seeks revenge.

Enslaved on a war galley for five years, he manages to escape when the ship is sunk in battle. Returning to civilisation, he trains to become a charioteer so he can confront Messala in the arena. His brother is the pride of Rome – if Judah defeats him, he will defeat an empire.

‘Ben-Hur’ is a reimagining of the legendary epic, brought back to the screen in a new vision starring Jack Huston, Morgan Freeman and Toby Kebbell. 

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  • Genre
    Adventure, Drama
  • Cast members
    Jack Huston, Morgan Freeman, Toby Kebbell
  • Running time
    123 minutes
  • Directed by
    Timur Bekmambetov
  • Language


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Reviews & Ratings

Reviews in the press

3 Stars
“ The galley sequence is the best thing Bekmambetov has ever shot ”

“ Rip-roaring, wheel-rattling action ”

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Appalling film

Reviewer: Sue HDate: 2016-09-13

Was really looking forward to seeing this film. Without doubt one of the most appalling films I've ever seen - like watching a really bad TV movie. Ludicrous ending - everyone hugged and made up. Total dross. Sunned it got a cinema release.


Reviewer: TurknhofsterDate: 2016-09-11

Looking forward to seeing this film but was very disappointed, not a patch on the original and Morgan freeman in grey dreadlocks was comical. A deservedly flop and forgettable within an hour of leaving the cinema.

wonderful movie.

Reviewer: __ann__Date: 2016-09-10

wonderful movie. I recommend to watch.


Reviewer: phlukkeDate: 2016-09-09

I have no idea why this bombed in America. Thoroughly enjoyed it even tho' I know the original. Way better than i expected.

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