With pieces in place, 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' is a surprisingly passionless film

December 13, 2014 6:09 AM

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When making a biblical epic, you are really only asking for trouble. But then when your biblical epic is a remake of one of the most seminal films in motion picture history then you’ve found the definition of a no-win situation.

Ridley Scott only barely manages to pull this off by playing the spectacle card with “Exodus: Gods and Kings.” When it comes to the story of Moses leading the Israelites out of bondage in Egypt, it’s hard to get past the image of beard-y Chuck Heston parting the Red Sea and clubbing damn, dirty apes...

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