The defiant leader Moses rises up against Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses II, setting six hundred thousand slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.

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Ridley Scott
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Christian Bale ... Moses
Joel Edgerton ... Ramses
John Turturro ... Seti
Aaron Paul ... Joshua
Ben Mendelsohn ... Viceroy Hegep
María Valverde ... Zipporah
Sigourney Weaver ... Tuya
Ben Kingsley ... Nun
Isaac Andrews ... Malak
Hiam Abbass ... Bithia
Indira Varma ... High Priestess
Ewen Bremner ... Expert
Golshifteh Farahani ... Nefertari
Ghassan Massoud ... Ramses' Grand Vizier
Tara Fitzgerald ... Miriam
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Biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings stars Christian Bale as Moses who, as the film opens, fights alongside his brother Ramses (a shaved-headed Joel Edgerton), to help defend Egypt, which is ruled by their father, Seti (John Turturro). During battle, Moses saves Ramses life, causing Ramses to fear that his brother will one day be King because it fits with a prophecy handed down by one of Seti's trusted spiritualists. Soon after Seti's death, Moses, who is actually Jewish and not Egyptian, is banished. However, he becomes the leader of the Jewish people and leads a rebellion, with the help of a wrathful God, against that Egyptians..

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Rated PG-13 for violence including battle sequences and intense images | See all certifications »

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As with many other depictions of the Exodus, the Pharaoh of the Exodus is identified as Rameses II. Although Rameses II was certainly not the Pharaoh of the Exodus, due to irreconcilable differences between the history of his reign and the Exodus, he is one of the more popular choices in media depictions. This is because, barring Tutankhamun, Rameses II is likely the most recognizable and famous Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt (not least due to previous depictions of him as the Pharaoh of the Exodus), with a reputation as one of the strongest and most successful Pharaohs of all time. These traits make him a challenging adversary to Moses and the Hebrews, and allow for an engaging story. See more »

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The Biblical Exodus, if it ever did happen, certainly did not occur in the reign of Ramses II. Whereas the Pharaoh of the Exodus was a relatively-weak leader and had a short, briefly-prosperous reign that turned disastrous, Ramses II was one of the strongest, most successful, and long-lived Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt. There is also no evidence of either the plagues or of any pursuit of escaping slaves led by him, and almost all of the events of the Exodus cannot be reconciled with his reign or time period. See more »

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[from trailer]
Rhamses: You say that you didn't... cause all this. You say this is not your fault. So let's just see who's more effective at killing: You or me.
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Version of Moses and Aaron (1995) See more »

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Darling! Moses is on the phone....
21 April 2017 | by ggallegosgroupukSee all my reviews

What, in God's name, was this? Everything reeks of commercial operation without any real thought behind it. Of all the puzzling elements in this bizarre epic, the most inexplicable is Christian Bale as Moses. Not the choice of Christian Bale - commercial operation, remember - no, that I understand, what's inexplicable is his performance. We know now Christian Bale is a great actor. Great. The Fighter alone puts him right up there with some of the best of his generation so why then he's so bad, but so bad here. His Moses is absent. Not a moment of truth, not a moment of real connection. Was he a hostage, performing against his will? That's what I felt, that he didn't want to be there and that alone made me watch the whole film with disdain. What a disheartening experience. I give it a 2 and not a 1 out of respect for the crew, because their work is real and present on the screen.


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Release Date:

12 December 2014 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$140,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,115,934, 14 December 2014

Gross USA:

$65,014,513

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$268,175,631
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