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1.64 GB
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23.976 fps
3 hr 2 min
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3 hr 2 min
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Reviewed by xerses136 / 10

Why Did They Bother???

We have seen almost every interpretation of Moses and the Exodus. Film, Made for T.V. Movie even the Animated effort(s) and the question remains why did they bother?! There is only one (1) version worth watching and it is shown every year around Easter/Passover on the ABC Network. Cecil B. DeMille's THE TEN COMMANDMENTS, Paramount (1956). Better yet, buy it on DVD and get both his versions.

Yes, we know all the faults of the film. A presentation suitable for a early 20th Century Stage melodrama. SFX that could/should have been tighten up. Plus some over the top acting, but that ignores the positives. Egypt looked like a powerful EMPIRE, which it was. Not some back-water mono-chromatic third world state. When GOD struck down with its POWER, you knew IT meant business. Rameses was a Rat, Nefretiri a over sexed nymphomaniac and Moses true to the Lord, without the second guessing introspective.

What you get in MOSES is a wimp, who whines about doing the Almighty's will. Weasly Hebrews who are not worth saving and SFX which would have been better done in the 1935, let alone in 1995! Plus a musical score which is not forgettable, but not even noticed. It takes more then a strong cast to make a great film. It takes a Director/Producer that loves the subject matter. There is no doubt that DeMille filled the bill in both matters.

Reviewed by Hallows_Eve_Chocologic8 / 10

Really good, but lacking something

I have this on DVD, and I love it. I used to watch it all the time, until I bought The Ten Commandments miniseries, but I will have to watch it again sometime! This film is really good, it has a lot of accuracy, a touching yet dramatic screenplay, and it is a powerful epic production. Some special effects are great, and it has a great spiritual touch to it. I love it! I get emotional at the end when Moses dies, especially with the music, and the Israelites mourning. I am getting tears right now. Yet unfortunately it lacks something that takes two points away from my vote, making it 8 out of ten. One point was taken away in the matter of special effects. In The Bible book of Exodus chapter 9 verse 23 it says that Moses stretched up his rod towards the heavens and thunder hail were sent from God with fire running down to Earth. In this film, you see hail and thunder, but where is the fire? And what about the parting of the sea. Look at those piddling little walls of water! And you don't even see the sea part like in all the other versions! All these special effects could have been done so good by CGI! And the other point was taken because of how much it includes from the Biblical text. Where is the war of Amalekites and the sweetening of the waters at Marah? They should have included Moses getting nursed by his real mother Jochebed too! Anyway, I still recommend this, buy it, and the whole family will love it! Just make sure little kids don't see it, because it has a violent scene!

Reviewed by clanciai9 / 10

The whole Moses story from his troublesome beginning to the end of his life.

This is probably the most beautiful of all the Moses films, and the poor colors of the film is rather an asset to its substance and character than a failure, like a sepia haze veiling the whole film in desert colors. Ben Kingsley makes a very different Moses from Burt Lancaster and Charlton Heston, much more human and sensitive, which could be nearer to the truth. His doubts and shortcomings are more convincing than Charlton Heston's icon and Burt Lancaster's authoritarian hardness. Like in "Moses the Lawgiver" with Burt Lancaster, Aaron is here given an important prominence and is impressively played by David Suchet, who almost transcends Ben Kingsley. Pharaoh is impressively played by Frank Langella and couldn't be more convincing, although, just like in "Moses the Lawgiver", he is entirely wrong. Ramses II was the Pharaoh at the time, Merenphtah ruled only for a short time after his death as an already old man, and Yul Brunner remains the best Pharaoh on film in "The Ten Commandments", which by general consent remains the best Moses film even after almost 60 years. Ennio Morricone succeeds even better in this film with the music than he did in the Burt Lancaster version, it guilds and caresses every scene in perfect moods and colors and adds to the very sensitive portrayal of the Moses complexities, which remain inexplicable to this day. This is perhaps the only Moses film to really love.

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