Ben-Hur is a 1959 epic film directed by William Wyler, the third film version of Civil War vet Lew Wallace's 1880 novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ. It premiered at Loew's State Theatre in New York City on November 18, 1959. The movie's reputation as a classic is primarily based on two spectacular action sequences: the great chariot race and a Roman naval battle, along with lavish production values and strong performances. The plot of Ben Hur revolves around a Jewish prince who is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend and how he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge. However, instead he finds redemption in Christ, the theme is ultimately about being saved in the Christian sense. The film went on to win a record of eleven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor (Charlton Heston as Ben Hur). This record-setting Oscars sweep has since been equaled by Titanic in 1998 and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King in 2004, but never broken.
Writer:Lew Wallace (novel), Karl Tunberg (screenplay)
A Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend. But an inspirational encounter with Jesus changes everything. Heston finally meets his rival in a justly famous chariot race and rescues his suffering family. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Kenan I (fr) wrote: Well ridiculous, sensitive, boring, bad attitude etc.
Barry E (us) wrote: Very dark comedy that's also pretty tragic in places too. Angelica Huston is amazing and Sam Rockwell is very good in this twisted story based on Chuck Palahnuiks book :)
William R (de) wrote: satisfying chick flick
Nina S (kr) wrote: Utrolig bra film! Litt spesiell, men det er den dtypen filmer jeg liker.
Justin A (kr) wrote: LOVED IT. FUNNY STUFF.
John A (nl) wrote: Typical Run Of The Mill Action Flick & The Second Sky-Diving Film Of 1994. Although This Film Maybe Better Than "Drop Zone", But It's Not Great, It's A Fun Action-Thriller. This One Involves Skydiving Teacher Ditch Brodie (Charlie Sheen), While Doing A Jump With Client, Chris (Nastassja Kinski) Falls To Her Death When Her Parachute Fails To Open. Later Finding Out She Faked Her Death, Ditch Is Thrown Into A World Of Espionage. A Solid Action Film, Which Is Fast And Fun. Sheen Is Great In These Fast, Fun, B-Movie Action Flicks, And It's The Same Here. But It's James Gandolfini Who Steals The Film With His Great Performance As The Villain.
30 30 Pig Hunter (ag) wrote: best movie of any generation. Casablanca can go suck it!
Tyler M (ca) wrote: It was the fucking shit as the kid 10/10