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Ben-Hur
7.5 Rating
(751 ratings)
8.1 IMDB rating
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Charlton Heston Charlton Heston
Judah Ben-Hur
Jack Hawkins Jack Hawkins
Quintus Arrius
Haya Harareet Haya Harareet
Esther
Stephen Boyd Stephen Boyd
Messala
Hugh Griffith Hugh Griffith
Sheik Ilderim
Martha Scott Martha Scott
Miriam
Sam Jaffe Sam Jaffe
Simonides


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Karl Tunberg Karl Tunberg
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So it's settled: The greatest film ever made!

6 years, 9 months ago at Jan 19 5:48
2 votes
William Wyler's Epic Masterpiece BEN-HUR!

This Is The 3rd Big Screen Installment From Lew Wallace's Best-Seller, Ben-Hur (The First Was A Silent One-Reel Play In 1907, The Second Was In 1925 And The 3rd In 1959, Arugably The Best Installment So Far)!

Anyways, My Father Is A Big Fan Of Charlton Heston And Has Virtually Seen All Of His Movies! One Day, He Bought 3 Of He... read more

Very long film but still a memorable classic!

7 years, 7 months ago at Mar 10 14:44
2 votes
Ben-Hur is an absolutely outstanding epic story that is set in the times of Jesus. Despite Jesus is involved in Judah Ben-Hur's life, I think it is set more in an Egyptian time around the time of Moses. It is a very memorable film because of it being one of the very early epic stories. Also, I think it was the running time of the film that made it very interesting to the public as well as to the A... read more

My second review... much better!

5 years ago at Oct 19 14:29
2 votes
At a distinguished party in a handsome manor, Ben-Hur presents itself as a rich & important member. Finely detailed in an aquiline manner and topped with an impressive personality, many members think he must be some important official. What they don't know is that he is the owner of the manor himself, the one who invited them all to the party! I've always imagined Ben-Hur in that sense. An outstan... read more
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Description: When Prince Judah Ben-Hur hears that his childhood friend Messala has been named to command the Roman garrison of Jerusalem, he is thrilled. He soon finds, however, that his friend has changed and has become an arrogant conqueror, full of the grandeur of Rome. When Judah refuses to divulge the names of Jews who oppose Roman rule, Messala decides to make an example of him and sends him off as a galley slave. Through fate and good fortune, Judah survives the galleys and manages to return to Jerusalem in the hopes of finding his mother and sister, who were also imprisoned, and to seek revenge against his one-time friend. Visit f ... (more)
Release date: 29 January 1960
Tags: Drama (22), 1959 (21), Epic (20), Action (18), Adventure (18), 1950s (15), Religion (14), Historical (12), Slavery (11), Classic (11), Revenge (10), Friendship (9), Prison (9), Murder (9), Sword And Sandal (7), Usa (7), Christian (7), Pirate (7), Betrayal (7), Remake (6)
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" THE major historic epic with a larger than life story and impressive sets. The chariot sequence is still a tense and exciting moment. It is a good film but did it deserve to sweep the enormous amount of Academy Awards that it did - probably not."


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A classic

“I already saw this movie but since it was a while ago and since I had it on DVD, I was quite eager to check it out again. To be honest, since it is one of the longest movies in my collection, I kept delaying this rewatch for quite some time but I'm glad I finally took the time to watch again the damned thing. Indeed, after all these years, it remains such an entertaining epic, even if it takes hours to finally reach the finish line. Nowadays, almost 60 years after this movie was released, you can see that it was actually seriously ahead of its time and preceded all the huge blockbusters which are currently ruling the box-office. It was also rather interesting that at least half of the storyline in 'Gladiator', a seriously overrated 'classic' in my opinion, was pretty much lifted from this ” read more

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" 1959 The Film Industry Rating : 3 for Very Good IMBD Rating : 8.1 My Rating : 3.0 for Magnificent "


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"6.8. IMDB-katselut jatkuvat. En osaa juuri nyt sanoa mitään Ben-Hurista. Joitakin näyttäviä kohtauksia ja paljon paikallaan polkemista - siitä tässä kaiketi on kyse."


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" Metacritic Metascore: 90 User Score: 9.4 Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer: 86% Audience Score: 89% Oscars: 11 Oscar Nominations: 12 BAFTA Awards: 1 BAFTA Nominations: 1 Golden Globes: 3 Golden Globe Nominations: 4"


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“I loved this movie. Very very very very very very good. Really. One of the best, or maybe the best movie ever made! Charlton Heston is amazing.” read more

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"When: March 28th First-Time Viewing: No. How: In theaters. What'd I Think?: An exciting, well filmed, beautiful, epic film. My Rating: 10/10 Other Notes: NA."


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"TITLE OF WRITTEN WORK: Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ PUBLISHED FORMAT: novel AUTHOR/CREATOR: Lew Wallace ORIGINAL PUBLICATION YEAR: 1880 HAVE I READ: No NOTES: N/A"


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" 21 April. Remains one of the grandest epics ever made, as a biblical parable or just straight-out revenge action story. The chariot race still rumbles after repeated viewings and there are many sights to behold and the impact is just as breathtaking. "


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"This 1959 Charlton Heston classic tells the epic story of Judah Ben-Hur on an ambitious scale made evident by its famed chariot race."


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