Ben-Hur (2016, dir. Timur Bekmambetov)

Two half-brothers fall out, ending up on different sides of a war. An intermittently spectacular version of an oft-told tale of early Christian times. Ben-Hur 2016 is old-fashioned, but none the worse for it, and there are two great set pieces.

Author: Eamonn

Novelist, freelance writer, and sometime educator. Books include Juggernaut: a sequel to Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (2017), Torc, (2016), and The Prospect of This City (2015). Twitter: @eamonngriffin

1 thought on “Ben-Hur (2016, dir. Timur Bekmambetov)”

  1. Interesting, entertaining, and strangely low-key Christian tale that enthralls more as it progresses. And yes, two very visually arresting sequences.

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