• Ben-Hur (2016)

Ben-Hur

Release Date: August 19th, 2016

DVD Release Date: December 13th, 2016

PG-13 |2 hr 5 min

Plot Summary

Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston) loses everything after his adopted brother Messala (Toby Kebbell), now an officer in the Roman army, returns to Jerusalem and accuses the young prince of treason. Stripped of his title and separated from his wife (Nazanin Boniadi) and family, Ben-Hur must endure years of slavery on a galley at sea. When fate brings the estranged brothers to an epic and deadly chariot race, Ben-Hur finally gets the chance to exact vengeance on the man who destroyed his life.

Cast: Jack Huston, Toby Kebbell, Morgan Freeman, Rodrigo Santoro, Nazanin Boniadi, Ayelet Zurer, Sofia Black-D'Elia, Moises Arias

Director: Timur Bekmambetov

Genres: Adventure , Action , Historical drama

Production Co: Lightworkers Media, Paramount Pictures, Sean Daniel Company, Sony Classical, Bazalevs

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Pursuit, Survival, Brash, Intense, Revenge, Brooding, Sacrifice, Wife

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    Timur Bekmambetov’s Ben-Hur remake offers robust spectacle and some decent performances. But ultimately, the director of Wanted and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is, perhaps unsurprisingly, not the ideal filmmaker to capture this timeless story’s more nuanced emotional range. show more

  • 30
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Misguided, diminished and dismally done in every way, this late-summer afterthought will richly earn the distinction of becoming the first Ben-Hur in any form to flop. show more

  • 35
    Robert AbeleTheWrap

    This Ben-Hur may not be an epic fail, but its steady stream of shortcomings are certainly a cautionary journey for anybody with the hubris to try and rebuild the monuments of movies past. show more

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