FILM BEN-HUR ★★ (M) General release (123 minutes) The most expensive film of its time, William Wyler's gargantuan 1959 version of Ben Hur still has a reputation as the epic to end all epics. But it's the kind of spectacle that prompts more ... Melbourne Age, 1 month ago
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Redemption is the key theme in this new retelling of the 1959 William Wyler classic Remaking a film that won 11 Academy Awards invites inevitable comparison, but the latest adaptation of Ben-Hur distinguishes itself from William Wyler's 1959 ...Gulf News, 3 weeks ago New 'Ben-Hur' stands in shadow of Wyler's 1959 epic Malta Independent Daily, 3 weeks ago Ben-Hur: Not the classic, but not so bad (Review) Sakaal Times, 1 month ago Review: New 'Ben-Hur' stands in shadow of Wyler's 1959 epic San Francisco Chronicle, 1 month ago
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There is one fundamental problem with a 2016 reboot of Ben Hur that absolutely no one needed it. William Wyler's 1959 film is a classic and it's mind boggling that a bunch of people thought a remake in this day and age would be a good idea. This ...Firstpost.com, 1 month ago
While its budget overtakes William Wyler's opus, will this Ben-Hur remake pack the same punch? Why are we so obsessed with remakes? Especially of those incredibly ambitious projects that, when unsuccessful, burn some serious holes in pockets? ...The Hindu, 1 month ago
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The new ancient-Roman action-drama Ben-Hur, in theaters Aug. 19, has some big sandals to fill. The 1959 William Wyler epic of the same name struck gold at the box office and won a record 11 Academy Awards, including Best Actor for Charlton Heston as ...Yahoo! Movies, 1 month ago
In 1959, starring Charlton Heston and directed by William Wyler, the historical epic drama Ben-Hur was nothing short of a phenomenon. It had a massive budget for its time, unheard of back then. In fact, some naysayers predicted the film would fall ...DAWN Group, 3 weeks ago
The main reason (but not the only reason) to watch William Wyler's Oscar-dominating was for its chariot race -- a spectacular set piece in 1959 that wowed critics and audiences, and likely helped Wyler's picture pick up a whopping 11 Academy Awards.Cinema Blend, 1 month ago
"It's important to say that this isn't a remake of the incredible William Wyler film. It is our reimagining of Ben-Hur for 2016, producer Sean Daniel tells THR. The cast of Timur Bekmambetov's Ben-Hur — including Jack Huston, Toby Kebbell, ...Hollywood Reporter, 1 month ago
BEN-HUR Okay, so we didn't find the trailer very impressive. But we're willing to give this one a chance, only because it has attracted and will continue to attract a multitude of (sometimes unfair) comparisons with William Wyler's 1959 classic ...Khaleej Times, 2 weeks ago
Few sequences in cinema history are as well-known, respected and thrilling as the chariot race inWilliam Wyler's 1959 epic Ben-Hur , which at the time of its release was the most expensive movie ever produced by Hollywood. Now, 57 years after that ...Yahoo! Movies, 1 month ago
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