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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Judah Ben-Hur
... Messala Severus
... Jesus
... Esther
... Naomi Ben-Hur
... Pontius Pilate
... Tirzah Ben-Hur (as Sofia Black D'Elia)
... Ilderim
... Druses
... Dismas
... Quintus
... Simonides (as Haluk Biligner)
... Marcus Decimus
... Jacob
... Kadeem
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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.

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Defender. Confidant. Believer. See more »


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

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19 August 2016 (USA)  »

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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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Pedro Pascal was originally cast as Pontius Pilate. Both Pascal and Pilou Asbæk have been in Game of Thrones (2011), Asbæk as Euron Greyjoy in and Pascal as Prince Oberyn of Dorne. James Cosmo played Jeor Mormont. See more »

Goofs

When Judah holds the small sword at the throat of the Roman after his arrest, it is right up against his skin. In the flashback later in the movie, the sword is much lower and not directly against his throat. See more »

Quotes

Judah Ben-Hur: [to Dismas] How many Romans do you even know? Have you ever had a conversation with a single one in your life? Don't spit your hate for all when you don't even know one.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits for the director, producer and department heads are animated to look like they fly across the race track, kicking up dust as if they were horse-drawn chariots. See more »

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Featured in For King & Country: Ceasefire (2016) See more »

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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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Seriously ?
2 September 2016 | by See all my reviews

Well, maybe its worth a 4 …. 4,5 if I had lots to drink, got a raise and was married to a Billionaire. Honestly, this is some of the worst that has come out of the worst. The start sequence just makes you want to leave the Theater right away, burn it to the ground and never come back. Its like a cheap TV show with bad lines and people who cant take a "punch". The best way to describe it is "Hercules meets Robin Hood" and had it been a TV show, lots would have been forgiven because most TV shows seldom has the budget or the actors to do make historical drama's stand out. But if you really want to make a "follow up" on an eternal historic movie like the original 1959 Ben-Hur, you better make it count, but this fails on all levels. Its just terrible and Im sure that Charlton Heston is turning in his grave. May Director Timur Bekmambetov be ashamed of himself


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