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Ben-Hur (12A)

Ben-Hur (12A)

Action, Adventure, Drama

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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The critical consensus

Audience members were saying, "This wasn't as bad as I thought…" a tough lesson for a film with a budget of $100m.

***(*)(*)Karen Krizanovich, The List, 06/09/2016

It seems like The Life Of Brian without the jokes.

**(*)(*)(*)Geoffrey MacNab, The Independent, 07/09/2016

This dull, clunking return to one of cinema’s great warhorses lacks all the subtlety, passion and grandeur of its more illustrious predecessors.

*(*)(*)(*)(*)Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 08/09/2016

The chariot race is still a rousing highlight but this plodding, workmanlike version of the story often leaves you wondering why they bothered.

**(*)(*)(*)Allan Hunter, Daily Express, 09/09/2016

Charlton Heston would be turning in his grave at this crude, cynical update of the biblical epic.

**(*)(*)(*)Wendy Ide, The Observer, 11/09/2016

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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