Family Movie Review: Exodus: Gods and Kings (PG-13)

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ExodusGodsAndKings ChesapeakeFamilyMovieReviewKernel Rating (out of 5): half-popcorn-kernal

MPAA Rating: PG-13         Length: 150 minutes

Age Appropriate For: 13+. The film is about Moses freeing the Hebrew slaves from Egypt and receiving the Ten Commandments from God (basically the gist of the classic "The Ten Commandments"), but this is more of an action movie, so there are slave whippings, mass graves of burning bodies, slaves being hanged, large-scale fighting sequences, the Nile overflowing with blood, plague-ridden people sick with open sores, people being poisoned, and so on. Also the implication of married people having sex and an extremely slight suggestion of a man attempting to seduce another for political favors.

'Exodus: Gods and Kings' is an utterly unnecessary movie, one that adds nothing to the many-times-told story of Moses and the Ten Commandments except for an overinflated special-effects budget and a whitewashed cast. The film is a waste of everyone's time.

By Roxana Hadadi

In a year of unnecessary movies—"Dumb and Dumber To," "Ouija," "Tammy," "The Single Moms Club"—"Exodus: Gods and Kings" can hang with the worst of them.

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