Released Year: 2016
Runtime: 125 minutes
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Directors: Timur Bekmambetov
Writers: Lew Wallace, Keith R. Clarke
Casts: Jack Huston, Toby Kebbell, Rodrigo Santoro, Nazanin Boniadi, Ayelet Zurer, Pilou Asbæk, Sofia Black-D'Elia, Morgan Freeman, Marwan Kenzari, Moises Arias, James Cosmo, Haluk Bilginer, David Walmsley, Yasen Atour, Francesco Scianna
IMDB: Ben-Hur (2016) - IMDB
IMDB Rating: 5.7
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 4.6
Village Voice -
In paring down and streamlining its source material, this new version also saps its heft.
The Guardian -
Surprisingly, many of Bekmambetov's updates work well.
Entertainment Weekly -
This arena, unfortunately, is no Thunderdome. The chariot race is sloppily framed, choppily edited, and droopily choreographed, with special effects that look like they needed another few passes through the CGI machine.
New York Daily News -
All the flash and sizzle of modern movie effects can't make up for a once spectacular tale that feels not just scaled-down, but shrunk.
Judah Ben-Hur, a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother, an officer in the Roman army, returns to his homeland after years at sea to seek revenge, but finds redemption.