Don Ignacio Clazzek

Week of November 4 - November 10, 2001

Being one of Hollywood's greatest epics of all time, Ben-Hur is a rousing, a touching, and a spiritual delight. Charlton Heston, earning an Academy Award, plays Judah Ben-Hur, a Jewish Prince during a time of a Roman takeover. While the new Roman General parades about town, Judah Ben-Hur and family are blamed for attempting the new governor's assassination sending him to the galleys. Watch this magnificent film to view the remarkable adventures of this man for yourself!

Sorry about making that sound so much like that goopy promotional spiel, but it's true; Ben-Hur is indeed a remarkable film! This movie happens to be my absolute favorite of all time! Yes, it beats out every other movie I have seen hands down.

One thing I find so remarkable about this film is the way it so perfectly conveys a remarkable story, which makes it one of the most captivating films to present day. This movie is over three and a half hours long and yet there is no dull or unneeded scene. Ben-Hur is so wonderfully captivating that I actually despised the intermission! (I watched this film for the fourth time (!) on television and I was truthfully angered at having to sit through the intermission; I was so excited that I wanted to get on to the rest of this flick!)

I usually do not get so worked up about movies like this, but since I did, I thought I ought to mention it. (Maybe you will get worked up too!)

If you haven't done so all ready, rent "Ben-Hur" and watch it. It is one of the greatest movies of all time and my personal favorite! (Believe me, that is saying quite a lot.)

A bit of historical information: this movie ties with the 1997 film "Titanic" in winning the most Academy Awards of all time.


I'm wondering if I ought to give this movie a score higher than an A+. Hmmm... I had better not. Ben-Hur is a completely riveting and remarkable movies of all time. A definite must-see.

Movie reviewed by Michael Lawrence



Released: November 18, 1959

Domestic Gross: $70,000,000

Domestic Gross In Rentals: $36,992,000


Full Cast:

Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Haya Harareet, Steven Boyd, Hugh Griffith, Martha Scott, Cathy O'Donnell, Sam Jaffe, Finlay Currie, Frank Thring, Terence Longdon, George Ralph, Andre Morell

Directed by:

William Wyler


1959 adventure

Not Rated.


Don Ignacio's score: A+

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