'Exodus: Gods and Kings': What the Critics Are Saying

December 12, 2014 1:01 PM

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Exodus: Gods and Kings, out Friday, stars Christian Bale as Moses in the Biblical epic, opposite Joel Edgerton as his brother and ruler. Also starring John Turturro, Ben Mendolsohn, Ben Kingsley, Aaron Paul and Sigourney Weaver, Ridley Scott's adaptation of the Israelites' journey out of Egypt is updated with 3D technology.

The Hollywood Reporter's Stephen Farber summarizes, "No movie with such a limp ending can be fully satisfying, and the beginning also falters. But the long middle section is a rousing good show." The filial rivalry in the first half of the film "cribs rather shamelessly from Gladiator," the screenpl...

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