Ben-Hur (1959). I gave this 5/5, so read my review for why this mighty epic is worth a look.

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Film review by Jason Day of Ben-Hur, the Roman-era set epic about a Jewish Prince who is forced into slavery before becoming a champion chariot racer for his enemy. Starring Charlton Heston and Stephen Boyd, directed by William Wyler.

Historical/Period/Epic

5stars Excellent genius a classic

 

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Ben-Hur: A Tale Of the Christ (1925). A worthy chariot-racing partner to Charlton Heston, so read what’s good and bad about it here.

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Film review by Jason Day of the second silent film adaptation of Ben-Hur, the Lew Wallace bestselling novel about a Jewish Prince (Roman Novarro) who is deceived by his childhood friend (Francis X. Bushman) and made into a galley ship rowing slave. Directed by Fred Niblo.

Silent

3stars Good worth watching

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