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William Wyler

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About the Movie

Record-breaking winner of 11 Oscars, including Best Picture, Director, Actor, Supporting Actor, and Score, this epic masterpiece stars Charlton Heston ("The Ten Commandments," "Touch of Evil") in the title role of a rebellious Israelite Jew who takes on the Roman Empire during the time of Christ. Featuring one of the most famous action sequences of all time -- the breathtaking chariot race. Directed by Oscar-winner William Wyler ("Mrs. Miniver," "The Best Years of Our Lives"). Recently selected as one of the top 100 American films of all time by the prestigious American Film Institute.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 44
  • Fresh: 38
  • Rotten: 6
  • Average Rating: 7.8/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Mr. Wyler and his money-free producers have smartly and effectively laid stress on the powerful and meaningful personal conflicts that are strong in this old heroic tale. – Bosley Crowther, New York Times, Feb 12, 2014

Fresh: The biggest and the best of Hollywood's super-spectacles. – TIME Magazine, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: A majestic achievement, representing a superb blending of the motion picture arts by master craftsmen. – Ronald Holloway, Variety, Feb 27, 2018

Fresh: If we later came to realize that movies could be a whole lot better than Ben-Hur, that still doesn't detract from the enjoyment the film still provides. – Peter Rainer, Los Angeles Times, Feb 7, 2015

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Customer Reviews


I don't see why the only review about this movie is one saying this movie is boring and dull. I recommend this movie to all people, of all ages, I even know atheists who love this film. It is not boring, I am interested in every minute of this very deep and touching film every time I watch it. It's a movie like no other and one of my favorites. Please watch!


The last time I saw this movie was over 30 years. Even then it was shown on a make shift screen projected on a wall in a Quonset hut . You vets will understand. Now I was able to watch this streamed via my Apple TV on HD TV. The sound & picture Quality was excellent. Beautiful vivid enhanced color made this enjoyable to watch. A 100% improvement was done on this . It was like the Sistine chapel being cleaned up and the colors come to life. I would like to see a major network show this on prime time like they do with the 10 commandments. Great actors & directors show how its done. For me, a True Masterpiece! It makes you wonder if anyone truly got hurt in the filming of the great race. Recommend viewing on a large wide screen Tv.

Wonderful Film!

This movie is so deep, moving and very inspirational. The acting is fantastic and the story is so well written and emotional invovling. This is one of my all time favorite films. This movie won 11 oscars for a reason, unlike other film winners. I would recommend this movie to everyone, young and old.

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