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Exodus: Gods and Kings

By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Moody Biblical battle epic about Moses is gory and dull.

Movie PG-13 2014 150 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 14 parent reviews

age 16+

Just typical violence

What a shame. They took a story God thought so important that he had it recorded for us and made a movie that is just another reason to show violence. They completely missed the mark. Both my wife and I also thought they portrayed God as almost satanic. This is not a movie that your children will benefit from. There is no spirituality or respect for our creator. Watch "The Ten Comandments" 1956 version. You will all be better for it.

This title has:

Too much violence
age 10+

This is the best movie in that decade

Morally compelling, biblical movie

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (14 ):
Kids say (24 ):

EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS has a somber, dreary quality, punctuated by a thrumming, droning music score. Director Ridley Scott has made some great films, but he seems drawn to huge battle epics, like Kingdom of Heaven and Robin Hood, which he doesn't seem particularly suited to. The mood of this film doesn't invite anything in the way of an emotional or spiritual connection.

Nor does it allow many of the actors much of anything to do. Bale is both serious and battle-ready, and several other recognizable actors appear as window dressing. Only Edgerton as Rhamses brings a little heart to his under-confident villain. Some choices, such as God appearing as a creepy kid, are simply strange. Only the plagues sequence offers a kind of distraction, but even that quickly turns disturbingly dark. Earlier Moses films (The Ten Commandments, The Prince of Egypt, etc.) were at least campy or funny, but this one isn't even entertaining.

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