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Year
1959
Runtime
212 min.
Director
William Wyler
Genres
Drama, Adventure
Rating *
8.1
Votes *
123,817
Checks
29,094
Favs
1,156
Dislikes
169
Favs/checks
4.0% (1:25)
Favs/dislikes
7:1
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  1. fraveu's avatar

    fraveu

    the charriot scene is absolutely fantastic 6 years 2 months ago
  2. Malte's avatar

    Malte

    Epic movie, great acting. Being not a religious person I didn't like the ending though. 6 years 7 months ago
  3. dombrewer's avatar

    dombrewer

    It's a very familiar and typical slice of epic biblical technicolor Hollywood - even though it's taken me a long time to actually sit down and watch all four hours of it. Some sections are better than others, and overall I think Spartacus is a better film in almost every respect, so the massive Oscar love and high IMDB rating is a bit of a oddity to me. The story is actually very thin, and Heston isn't an actor I like very much, but it always looks and sounds great. Got to love that chariot race, it's superbly done, even though Wyler apparently didn't direct any of it.... And the moral of the story? Good roof tile maintenance can save you a life of agonising servitude and leprosy. 5 years 5 months ago
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  2. This movie ranks #13 in BAFTA - Best Film
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  3. This movie ranks #14 in All Time Box Office
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  4. This movie ranks #23 in History
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  5. This movie ranks #26 in Golden Globe Best Picture Winners
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  6. This movie ranks #33 in Academy Award Best Pictures
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  7. This movie ranks #46 in Taschen 100 All-time favorite movies
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  8. This movie ranks #46 in 1950s
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  10. This movie ranks #49 in AFI's 100 years...100 thrills
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  11. This movie ranks #55 in Academy Award Best Cinematography
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  13. This movie ranks #83 in The Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made
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  14. This movie ranks #88 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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  17. This movie ranks #219 in Academy Award Best Picture Nominees
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  18. This movie ranks #343 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  19. This movie ranks #411 in National Film Registry
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  20. This movie ranks #491 in Empire 500
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  21. This movie ranks #561 in Have You Seen? A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films
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  22. This movie ranks #579 in They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?
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  23. This movie ranks #675 in Sight and Sound 2012 - Combined List
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