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Ben-Hur (2016)

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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.

Director:

Timur Bekmambetov

Writers:

Lew Wallace (based on the novel by), Keith R. Clarke (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Huston ... Judah Ben-Hur
Toby Kebbell ... Messala Severus
Rodrigo Santoro ... Jesus
Nazanin Boniadi ... Esther
Ayelet Zurer ... Naomi Ben-Hur
Pilou Asbæk ... Pontius Pilate
Sofia Black-D'Elia ... Tirzah Ben-Hur (as Sofia Black D'Elia)
Morgan Freeman ... Ilderim
Marwan Kenzari ... Druses
Moises Arias ... Dismas
James Cosmo ... Quintus
Haluk Bilginer ... Simonides (as Haluk Biligner)
David Walmsley ... Marcus Decimus
Yasen Atour ... Jacob
Francesco Scianna ... Kadeem
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Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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First to finish. Last to die. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and disturbing images | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Persian | Greek | Arabic

Release Date:

19 August 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,203,815, 19 August 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$26,384,681, 2 October 2016
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (mainland china)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Gal Gadot was originally cast as Esther. She dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. See more »

Goofs

As the Romans march into Jerusalem and the officers talk security, the distance between Pontius Pilate, Messala and their mounted officers varies between shots by quite a few horse lengths. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer, at start line]
Messala Severus: You should have stayed away.
Judah Ben-Hur: You should have killed me.
Messala Severus: I will.
[chariot race begins]
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Crazy Credits

The name of the Turkish actor, Haluk Bilginer, is mistyped as Haluk Biligner in the end credits. See more »

Connections

Featured in Hollywood Express: Episode #14.33 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

The Only Way Out
Written by Andra Day & Dave Wood
Performed by Andra Day
Produced by Dave Wood
Andra Day performs courtesy of Warner Bros. Records and Buskin Records
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And Jesus wept. . .
27 November 2016 | by oddjrgensenSee all my reviews

Oh dear oh dear.

I actually had to go to IMDb to check if it was the big budget version, or some hack Asylum or Scy-Fy production I was watching.

Where did they sped all the money from the $100.000.000 budget? Hookers and blow? Or did they splurge it all on the wardrobes and 1-800 psychic hot-line calls?

The appearance of all time fairy tale hero Jesus of Nazareth has several appearances, and it's as cheesy as you can make it, completed by him doing some carpenter work. I sh*t you not.

I tried to feel anything for the characters, I really did, but they made it so damn hard.

Not worth your time, and certainly not worth your money.


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