Based on 170 votes and 60 reviews.
Loved it! It was a fast two hours. All the one star reviews make no sense to me.
I went to see ben hur and was looking to be disappointed because the trailer made the film look cheap it and when I saw it I like it as this was a remake was made really really really good, is it better than the classic ???? for me I would say no but it was worth seeing it on the big screen and I would go to see it again, my only beef would be the weak start, the flash backs on remembering and I hate the film poster as it made to make the movie look dumb, and don't listen to people giving it a one star their review doesn't reflex the film
very good movie the story line very well combined in the mix of matching time lines though out history good action war i enjoyed it a lot i give it 4 stars
My wife and I went to see this movie the day it was released. I had high hopes but they faded within the first 30 mins. This movie is unwatchable. The camera work didn't pull me in...it pushed me away because it was such a muddle visually. I thought movies today were made with steady cams not camera operators who are filming as if they were drunk. The action sequences had so much potential but the cameras were too close so what we saw was confusing and incoherent. The other big problem was with casting...apart from Morgan Freeman the other actors brought no presence to their roles. They were empty. A great story poorly portrayed.
It's worth my time, great story
I give it one star for a tiny bit of eye candy by the lead actor.
Good story. Great action.
I can't even give this movie 1 star! This was a truly idiotic idea to remake this classic movie. And as the 1959 version was filled with pathos for the characters, this remake was nothing more than a D-class action movie. Mark Burnett and Roma Downey did a wonderful job of producing The Bible for t.v., but they really struck out with this movie.
Pure junk and I haven't even seen it as yet. God with dreadlocks giving advice, sounds captivating.
Almost as good as the original! The chariot race is totally exciting, excellent, well done.