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Ben-Hur (2016)

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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.

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Tirzah Ben-Hur (as Sofia Black D'Elia)
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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.

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Teacher. Prophet. Savior. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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19 August 2016 (USA)  »

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Box Office

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$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,203,815, 19 August 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$26,384,681, 2 October 2016
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Pilou Asbæk (Pontius Pilate) and James Cosmo (Quintus) have both starred in Game of Thrones (2011). Pilou Asbæk portrayed Euron Greyjoy and James Cosmo portrayed Jeor Mormont. See more »

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As the Romans march into Jerusalem and the officers talk security, the distance between Pontius Pilate, Messala and their mounted officers varies between shots by quite a few horse lengths. See more »

Quotes

Jesus: Hate, anger, fear. Those are lies they use to turn you against each other. When you set aside the hate they force you to carry, that's when you know love is our true nature.
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Crazy Credits

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. See more »

Connections

Version of Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925) See more »

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The Only Way Out
Written by Andra Day & Dave Wood
Performed by Andra Day
Produced by Dave Wood
Andra Day performs courtesy of Warner Bros. Records and Buskin Records
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Seriously ?
2 September 2016 | by See all my reviews

Well, maybe its worth a 4 …. 4,5 if I had lots to drink, got a raise and was married to a Billionaire. Honestly, this is some of the worst that has come out of the worst. The start sequence just makes you want to leave the Theater right away, burn it to the ground and never come back. Its like a cheap TV show with bad lines and people who cant take a "punch". The best way to describe it is "Hercules meets Robin Hood" and had it been a TV show, lots would have been forgiven because most TV shows seldom has the budget or the actors to do make historical drama's stand out. But if you really want to make a "follow up" on an eternal historic movie like the original 1959 Ben-Hur, you better make it count, but this fails on all levels. Its just terrible and Im sure that Charlton Heston is turning in his grave. May Director Timur Bekmambetov be ashamed of himself


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