PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Drama
Judah Ben-Hur, a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother, an officer in the Roman army, returns to his homeland after years at sea to seek revenge, but finds redemption.
Director Timur Bekmambetov insisted that the chariot circus be built for real, and be realized with as little computer graphics imagery as possible. He felt it was absolutely necessary, to make the chariot race look and feel realistic.
You should have stayed away.
Judah Ben-Hur: You should have killed me.
Messala Severus: I will.
After Judah punches & knocks Messala into a large puddle of water, Messala lands on his back and is half-submerged in water. When he stands up, however, the back of his head looks completely dry.
The end credits for the director, producer and department heads are animated to look like they fly across the race track, kicking up dust as if they were horse-drawn chariots.
English, Persian, Greek, Arabic
$11,203,815 (USA) (19 August 2016)
$26,384,681 (USA) (2 October 2016)