Ben-Hur (1959)

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After a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.


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5 September 2004 | agent_js03
Breath-taking; possible THE perfect movie.
I think I can safely say that in my opinion, this is the best movie ever made. Its dramatic value is fantastic, and I've never seen a better storyline. The costumes were also incredible. The actors portrayed the best purest form of both ancient Roman and old Judean culture. This film also had quite an emotional effect. The way that Christ's face is never visible nor his voice audible to the audience creates a feeling of reverence to the actual person of Jesus. Lew Wallace also did an amazing job portraying the innocence, kindness, and mercy of Jesus, and his effect on the main character, Judah Ben Hur. Hur's ending quote, "I felt him take the sword out of my hand" was a wonderful picture of his changing. I admit, I am a Christian, but even for those who are not this is still a great film. The message boards confirm that. I recognize that there are some people that require constant action to keep their attention. If this is your case, than this movie is not for you, as it has a lot of dialogue. But I recommend this movie 100%.

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Release Date:

18 November 1959

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

Filming Locations

Anzio, Italy

Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$241,792 14 April 2019

Gross USA:

$74,422,622

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$74,427,638

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