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In the Name of Ben Hur (2016)

Not Rated | | Action | 11 August 2016 (Hungary)
Retired gladiator Juda Ben Hur helps a group of young vigilantes in their quest to remove the Romans from their homeland once and for all.

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Mark Atkins

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jonno Davies ... Adrian
Adrian Bouchet ... Judah Ben Hur
Peter Ormond ... Kaeso
Alan Calton ... Cyprian
Marcello Walton ... Atticus
Robert Lease Robert Lease ... Dio
Stephanie Beran ... Veleda
Taylor Jay-Davies Taylor Jay-Davies ... Caius
Michael Bott Michael Bott ... Cassius
Jo Marriott ... Braga (as Jo Alexandra Marriott)
Lucy Clements Lucy Clements ... Aurelia
Jason Beeston ... Darius
Lara Heller ... Lucia
Alf Thompson Alf Thompson ... Tauri
Paul James Paul James ... Octus
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Retired gladiator Juda Ben Hur helps a group of young vigilantes in their quest to remove the Romans from their homeland once and for all.

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11 August 2016 (Hungary) See more »

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The Chariot See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Released on August 2nd, 2016 to capitalize on Ben-Hur (2016), which was released on August 19th in the U.S. See more »

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Chariots On Fire
Written by Christopher Cano and Eliza Swenson
Performed by Eliza Swenson
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Wat a disappointment!
11 August 2016 | by stevehoylandSee all my reviews

There I was, expecting a remake of the original,or thereabouts.Okay so I wasn't expecting the huge Cinematic blockbuster that was the original, but come on! Was this meant to be tongue-In-cheek? No,but It certainly seems that way. My first worries began when I discovered that the filming locations were In Wales. Now, parts of Wales are spectacularly beautiful, but Ben-Hur and the Welsh valleys Just don't gel, It certainly wouldn't have been at the top of my list of "suitable locations", but these are only my opinions of course - each to his or her own, as they say. That said, the 19th century dry-stone walls built by Welsh farmers do seem a little out of place. The running time of 1.5 hours, less than half the length of the original, didn't bode well. The costumes. Too clean and bright and suitable only at a fancy dress party. Cleanliness, obvious make up, strategically-placed "dirt" on faces, trimmed facial-hair and perfectly manicured nails add to what comes across more like an episode of a kids tea-time drama than an epic-remake. Where are the advances In Cinematic skills and technology which allow film-makers to create realism like never before? Erm...absent. As for the acting, mediocre across the board Is quiet a generous statement. For those who've never seen the 1959 epic and view this entirely on Its own merit, perhaps who also have little or no Interest In historical accuracy (and there's nothing wrong In that), or who view the whole and have no concern for the parts which make up that whole, then this Movie may Just entertain you a little, or maybe even more so. Despite my negativity, I do however think that the younger element will like It (and no-doubt find the original rather overstretched and boring) as It does have Its share of action and drama. But for those over 21 I'd have to say "Your time could be much better spent"!


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