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Ben-Hur

42 Ratings: 3.1
A 1959 movie

Anno Domini: the seventh year of Augustus Caesar's reign. In the Roman province of Judea, Jews return to the city of their birth for the census. A bright star in the night over Bethlehem marks the birth of Jesus Christ. Years later, Roman commander … see full wiki

Director: William Wyler
Genre: Drama
Release Date: November 18, 1959
MPAA Rating: G
6 reviews about Ben-Hur
Quick Tip by . December 05, 2010
I have never seen a Movie like Benhur..it is not a cinema it is i feel actual ..i always see many times...haunting music is in the air alagarsamy
Quick Tip by . November 16, 2010
What can I say about this film? 11 Oscars - all deserved - great actors, action, musical score + Charlton Heston AND Stephen Boyd... movie heaven - especially on a big screen!!
Quick Tip by . June 21, 2010
We watch this movie every Easter. Still powerful after all these years.
review by . April 06, 2009
Ben-Hur is # 100 on AFI's top 100. I really.... really liked this film. I expected to have a tough time staying interested because it was produced twenty years before I was born and of course it took place in Biblical times. I was pleasantly surprised to find myself clenching my fists 5 minutes into the film when the chariot race began.  I didn't loosen up my grip for another 15 minutes after! Charlton Heston definately earned his Oscar for this performance as Judah Ben-Hur. A Jewish nobleman, …
review by . February 27, 2004
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Absolutely one of the best films ever made with one of the best action sequences (the chariot race) in film history. Ben Hur is betrayed throughout the film by his supposed best friend and overcomes all odds to regain his humanity and with the help of Jesus, save his sister and mother. Along with The Ten Commandments, this is what made Heston a household name!
review by . April 14, 2002
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This masterful movie epic is based on a novel by General Lew Wallace. The movie mostly revolves around the fictional Judah Ben-Hur (Charlton Heston), a wealthy; well-respected; prominent member of the Jewish community; and exiled Prince in Judea at the time of Christ. Ben-Hur's life is parralled by that of Jesus, the two were born at approximately the same time and they briefly meet at crucial time's in their lives. Judea has a new Tribune and a new governor. The new Tribune, Messala, is an old …
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