ONCE BROTHERS, NOW ENEMIES.
Moses (Christian Bale) is raised by the Pharaoh of Egypt (John Turturro) together with his son Rhamses (Joel Edgerton), but when the truth about Moses’s heritage emerges, everything changes… Ridley Scott returns to epics, a genre he commands well, this time inspired by a biblical story rather than Roman or Medieval adventures. Everybody knows the events of this particular tale well (not least from The Ten Commandments (1956)) and there are few novel touches in the script. However, Scott gives it his bombastic best and knows how to make it compelling, aided by a smorgasbord of visual effects in 3D and muscular lead performances.
2014-U.S.-Britain-Spain. 150 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Ridley Scott. Cast: Christian Bale (Moses), Joel Edgerton (Rhamses), Aaron Paul (Joshua), John Turturro, Ben Kingsley, Sigourney Weaver… Ben Mendelsohn.
Trivia: Oscar Isaac and Javier Bardem were allegedly considered for the part of Rhamses.