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Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)

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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

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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Storyline

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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moses | pharaoh | plague | egypt | exodus | See All (378) »

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He defied an empire and changed the world. See more »


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

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Language:

English

Release Date:

12 December 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Moses See more »

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Budget:

$140,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,115,934, 12 December 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$65,014,513

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$268,175,631
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Some scenes were filmed in the Desert of Tabernas in Almeria, Spain. These same locations were used for Cleopatra (1963), King of Kings (1961), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), and all of Sergio Leone's spaghetti westerns. See more »

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Instead of the blue battle crown, Ramses seems to wear a queen's vulture crown and instead of the double crown (Pschent, white and red) for coronation, he seems to wears a cylinder. See more »

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Hegep: Let me tell you something about about Hebrews. They are a conniving, combative people. Do you know what 'Israelite' means in their own language? 'He who fights with God.'
Moses: 'He who wrestles with God.' There is a difference.
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For my brother, Tony Scott See more »

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Referenced in Sean Bradley Reviews: All the Money in the World (2018) See more »

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Bland, lazy and arrogant
12 December 2014 | by charitable-184-236254See all my reviews

We all know Scott can bring a vision to the screen with ease, create a sweeping vista and bring a dream to life. In part he does that here; a version of ancient Egypt is brought to life, superficially it seems right, until you realise this is all this movie has going for it.

Its empty, like a chocolate cake with sawdust inside. I feel cheated, extremely disappointed, and unenlightened.

Apart from the incredibly distracting casting choices, we know ancient Egyptians were brown to dark brown, the costumes and setting just didn't ring true and continuously brought me out of the movie and into the increasingly monotonous script that lacked any originality, spark or wit.

Yes, this is straight by the numbers; even including a more 'scientific' approach to the story that I think was supposed to be clever or original, but just fell flat and drained even more life from the movie.

Performances I felt were very ordinary; Bale played his usual character role, serious faced throughout, as did Edgerton, although yet again and again I found distracting his manicured eyebrows and shaven head, clearly a poor attempt to look 'other', when his role should have clearly gone to another. The so called must have big names Scott whined of, such as Weaver, had hardly a word to say.

Its also overlong, or seems it. Large segments between set pieces drag on and on, you check your watch and instead of 30 minutes gone, you realise only 4 minutes have. This is nothing like gladiator. Scott has gotten old. Hes not going to get better.

Only watch if you like a biblical epic with no originality and dour presentation. Everyone else, save your cash and if you are tempted, don't bother with 3D.


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