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Exodus: Gods and Kings is a biblical drama directed by Ridley Scott. Adam Cooper, Bill Collage, Jeffrey Caine, and Steven Zailian have co-written the script for

Exodus: Gods And Kings Movie Review

Exodus: Gods And Kings Movie Review English
Review for the film " Exodus: Gods and Kings"
Runtime: 2 Hours 32 Minutes
Certificate: UA
Released: 12-12-2014
2 / 5.0
3.50 / 5.0

CAST & CREW


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  • Producer:
  • Ridley Scott
  • Peter Chernin
  • Michael Schaefer
  • Jenno Topping
  • Mark Huffam
  • Music Director:
  • Alberto Iglesias
  • Editor:
  • Billy Rich
  • Director:
  • Movie Actress:
  • Costume Designer:
  • Janty Yates
  • Art Director:
  • Ashley Winter
  • Matthew Gray
  • Alex Cameron
  • Matt Wynne
  • Alejandro Fernández
  • Luigi Marchione
  • Gavin Fitch
  • Sound Designer:
  • James Harrison
  • Michael Fentum
  • First Assistant Director:
  • William Dodds
  • Luis Casacuberta
  • Second Assistant Director:
  • Maguy R Cohen
  • Jairo Murray
  • Co-Producer:
  • Adam Somner
  • Director of Photography:
  • Line Producer:
  • Maguy R Cohen
  • Associate Producer:
  • Teresa Kelly
  • Assistant Director:
  • Laura Wootton
  • Animator:
  • Benoit Moranne
  • Josh Cooper
  • Amaury Coljon
  • Evan Clover
  • Dan Blacker
  • Carlos Fraiha
  • Paul Chung
  • Still Photographer:
  • Kerry Brown
  • Production Company:
  • Volcano Films
  • Scott Free Productions
  • Chernin Entertainment
  • Production Manager:
  • Nick Fulton
  • empty:
  • Assistant Editor:
  • Zoe Bowers
  • Paolo Buzzetti
  • Visual Effects Supervisor:
  • Jessica Norman
  • Screenplay Writer:
  • Steven Zaillian
  • Jeffrey Caine
  • Story Writer:
  • Adam Cooper
  • Bill Collage
  • Music Editor:
  • Tony Lewis
  • Robert Houston
  • Production Designer:
  • Arthur Max
  • Set Decorator:
  • Celia Bobak
  • Makeup Artist:
  • Karmele Soler
  • Sharon O\'Brien
  • Audrey Doyle
  • Saray Rodríguez
  • Robb Crafer
  • Matteo Silvi
  • Hair Stylist:
  • Pippa Woods
  • Inma Azorin
  • Special Effects Coordinator:
  • Victoria Stokes
  • Special Effects Technician:
  • Darren Shearwood
  • Roderick Pulis
  • Mariano Alvarado
  • Jonathan Bickerdike
  • Eloy Cervera
  • Stunt Coordinator:
  • Rob Inch
  • Stunt Performer:
  • Jonathan Costelloe
  • Tony Christian
  • Faycal Attougui
  • Rhye Copeman
  • Daryl Andrews
  • Rachelle Beinart
  • Pavel Bousek
  • Stunt Double:
  • Karanja Yorke
  • Domonkos Pardanyi
  • Visual Effects Coordinator:
  • Jake Delaney
  • Zaira Brilhante
  • James Schembri
  • Digital Compositor:
  • Alexandre Bain
  • Visual Effects Artist:
  • Anthony Fung
  • Paul Daiko
  • Martin Cutbill
  • Daniel Axelsson
  • Sound Mixer:
  • Jorge Adrados
  • David Stephenson
  • Boom Operator:
  • Alayn Crespo
  • Lloyd Dudley
  • Dani Fontrodona
  • Assistant Art Director:
  • Quinn Robinson
  • Supporting Actor:

Exodus: Gods and Kings is a biblical drama directed by Ridley Scott Sir Ridley Scott is a British film producer and a >> Read More... . Adam Cooper, Bill Collage, Jeffrey Caine, and Steven Zailian have co-written the script for this film. Ridley Scott has also co-produced this film, along with Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping Jenna Topping was born in the USA on January 1st, >> Read More... , Michael Schaefer, and Mark Huffam. The movie has been distributed under the banner of 20th Century Fox. Dariusz Adam Wolski is the cinematographer, while Billy Rich is the editor of this film. This film stars Christian Bale He’s known to be one of the most talented and most >> Read More... in the lead. The supporting cast of this film comprises Joel Edgerton The striking Joel Edgerton was born on 23 June 197 >> Read More... , John Turturro With an Emmy Award, three Screen Actors Guild Awar >> Read More... , Aaron Paul Skills combined with talent will always make you a >> Read More... , Ben Kingsley Ben Kingsley born in Snainton village of England a >> Read More... , Indira Varma Indira Varma is the only child, born to an Indian >> Read More... , Golshifteh Farahani Golshifteh Farahani, born on 10th July 1983, is an >> Read More... , Sigourney Weaver Sigourney Weaver, Hollywood Film, and Television A >> Read More... , etc. The film got a theatrical release on 12 December 2014.

Plot

In 1300 BC, Moses is a respected warrior in his own right, who serves the Egyptian empire with all his devotion. He is out to expand the empire with his brother, Prince Rameses II, soon to be the Pharaoh. However, a prophecy will change their lives, as well as the destiny of Egypt once and for all. Is Moses ready to accept his destiny?

Star Performances

For all its flaws, the editor as well as the production designer need to be given their due in terms of making the film at least visually appealing.

Christian Bale as Moses and Joel Edgerton as Rameses II have played their part to near perfection. Despite the limitations of the script, they tried to make their parts at least convincing though.

Analysis

Imagine you are making a pizza. You have the cheese, you have the sauce, you have the veggies, and the seasoning in a perfect arrangement. You have done your job well, except for one small thing: the bread for the base!

‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ sadly follows the same pattern. In terms of sets and visuals, the film is far from a disappointment. Even for those who are fond of the older versions, the movie would at least appeal visually.

The screenplay though is a different story. Though the movie is only two and a half hours long, it initially seems more of a snoozefest. The writers took so long to build up the narrative, that by the time they came to the main subject, i.e. Moses’ quest for liberty, the viewers found it tough to maintain their patience altogether.

Nobody would believe that this is the same Ridley Scott who had made a classic like ‘ Gladiator Click to look into! >> Read More... .’ The writers take unnecessary detours, and at times the narrative looks plain boring. That is not how you make a biblical drama, do you?

Despite a stellar cast, some of the actors fell out of place. While Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton were not bad, their performances could not make up for a wafer-thin storyline. Even Aaron Paul and Ben Kingsley looked rather awkward in their respective roles.

What's There?

  • Production design by Arthur Max
  • Some visual effects
  • Acting performances by Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton

What's Not There?

  • Stale narrative
  • Unimpressive direction by Ridley Scott
  • Too much time in building up the plot
  • Out-of-place characters

Verdict

'Exodus: Gods and Kings’ is an example of what happens when you invest more in style than substance. The film is technically sound, and the performances are okay as well. But the script, as well as the direction, falls short of expectations. You can watch this if you are a VFX geek.


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