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Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)

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The defiant leader Moses rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.

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Epic adventure Exodus: Gods and Kings is the story of one man's daring courage to take on the might of an empire. Using state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion, Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues. Written by 20th Century Fox

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moses | pharaoh | plague | egypt | exodus | See All (373) »

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Once Brothers, Now Enemies


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Rated PG-13 for violence including battle sequences and intense images | See all certifications »

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12 December 2014 (USA)  »

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Moses  »

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$140,000,000 (estimated)

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$24,115,934 (USA) (12 December 2014)

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$65,007,045 (USA) (20 February 2015)
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This film is exactly 1 hour and 10 minutes shorter than Cecil B. DeMille's grand scale take on the same subject The Ten Commandments (1956) which runs 3 hour and 40 minutes. See more »

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The plot rotates around twin blades given by old king to his two sons. The swords are leaf-shaped, about 3 ft long and made of steel. This is a dual anachronism: 1. Blade shape is wrong. Egyptian royalty at this time had a distinct melee weapon called khopesh - a sickle-shaped broadsword, that had a single slashing edge. Leaf blades were not used in Egypt in the 2nd millennium BC, they are a distinct feature of Celtic smiths of the Bronze Age. 2. Blade metal is wrong. At this time the only material used for blades was bronze - it's still Bronze Age. First reliable evidence of iron metallurgy appears only a few centuries later, circa 11th cent BC. Iron blades 3 ft long required amount of metal and technologies that became available no sooner than 8th cent. BC. Steel of quality shown on screen appears only in 8-9th cent. AD - 2000 years after the film events. See more »

Quotes

Moses: Where have you been?
Malak: Watching you fail.
Moses: Wars of attrition take time.
Malak: At this rate, it will take years. A generation.
Moses: I am prepared to fight for that long.
Malak: I'm not.
Moses: I thought we were making progress. Now you're impatient after 400 years of slavery.
Malak: Am I the only one sitting here who's done nothing about it until now?
Moses: I do know a few things about military action. Still, if you are not going to listen to me, then why did you take me away from my family?
Malak: I didn't. You did.
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For my brother, Tony Scott See more »

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Spoofed in Studio C: Episode #5.6 (2014) See more »

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Darling! Moses is on the phone....
21 April 2017 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews

What, in God's name, was this? Everything reeks of commercial operation without any real thought behind it. Of all the puzzling elements in this bizarre epic, the most inexplicable is Christian Bale as Moses. Not the choice of Christian Bale - commercial operation, remember - no, that I understand, what's inexplicable is his performance. We know now Christian Bale is a great actor. Great. The Fighter alone puts him right up there with some of the best of his generation so why then he's so bad, but so bad here. His Moses is absent. Not a moment of truth, not a moment of real connection. Was he a hostage, performing against his will? That's what I felt, that he didn't want to be there and that alone made me watch the whole film with disdain. What a disheartening experience. I give it a 2 and not a 1 out of respect for the crew, because their work is real and present on the screen.


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