Director(s): Roger Young
Country: Germany, USA, UK
IMDB Rating: 6.6
A retelling of the bible story. Pharaoh Ramses decrees the death of all Hebrew children, but Moses, placed in a basket in the Nile by his mother, is taken by a royal princess and raised as the brother of the heir to the throne of Egypt, Memefta. Moses is called by God to lead his people from Egypt to the promised land. A very reluctant prophet, feeling unworthy of the call, Moses accepts the task. After a series of plagues Memefta agrees to let the Hebrews go. With second thoughts, he pursues them to annihilation of his army in the parting of the Red Sea. Starvation is averted by manna from heaven, the ten commandments are given the people through Moses, they go astray with worship of the golden calf. Forty years of wandering in the wilderness, until finally they reach what will be their home (which Moses lives to see but not to enter).
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(24 May 2013)
This review is from: Moses (The Bible Collection) (DVD) I am a 7th grade World Cultures teacher in North Carolina. In our state curriculum, the Middle East, it's civilizations, geography, and religions are part of our units of study. I showed this movie to all of my classes after we finished our study on the Hebrews. They loved it!! This movie is outstanding, in my opinion. It shows the humanity of Moses, who the Bible mentions was "slow" in speech, and who at first asked "why me?" when God chose him to go back to Egypt. The Pharaoh and the Egyptian culture are displayed in a very authentic way, and the plagues were done in a very effective way. The scene where the Red Sea parts is way better than that of the Ten Commandments with Charlton Heston in my opinion. This movie also shows the journey through Sinai, the Ark of the Covenant, and many other Biblical details. The only drawback is that they do not make the Hebrews look like an entire nation of people, showing only about 100 or so rather than the many thousands that there were in reality. This is a small drawback considering all that this film truly has to offer. I would highly recommend this movie to anyone wanting to watch this for any reason.
(23 May 2013)
This is a great film. It's better than "The Ten Commandments"! It's certainly more accurate. The performances are all terrific.
(16 May 2013)
Wonderful! I've seen Abraham, David, Jacob, Joseph and Moses from THE BIBLE COLLECTION. But Moses is the one I like most. Ben Kingsley as Moses is the best I have seen. Very close to what the Bible says. The Bible comes to life in this movie. You will see "real", very human Aaron, Miriam and Joshua in this version. I have lost count of how many times I've seen it, and every time it's been a spiritual experience. God's love for his people is so amazing. DON'T MISS THIS ONE!
(16 May 2013)
This movie is a part of the Bible Collection that aired on TV. This movie goes over Moses life from his birth to when the Hebrews were to enter into the promised land. The movie isn't on par with the classic Ten Commandments, but it is on par with the othe movies, with a few exceptions, in the Bible Collection. The acting is very well done in this movie and the pace of the film is one that takes you into the story and keeps you there without bogging down in details you don't need and you won't be bored with it.I felt it kept close to Scripture fairly well and I recommend this one to anyone. It's also family friendly.
(11 May 2013)
This review is from: Moses (The Bible Collection) (DVD) I usually do not put anything as a review if I am not happy w/it......#! It was a "prime Time offer" because I do so much shopping at AMAZON it is well worth it to Me to pay for that yearly! But I have David,Jacob,Esther,Ruth,Abraham (one of the BEST!)in the Bible Collection! However,Moses must have been a "used" Movie ? Even though it was $14.99 ! It skipped & Stuck & I had to keep cleaning it & starting over! Until,I finally lost interest! I bought it in July So it is TOO LATE to send Back & besides With "Elections,& Health issues Time past Now My grandson wants to review a copy!However,I usually do Prime Time Plus a new Movies plus shipping if it is not as good as some I have already watched I would do it BUT NOT KNOWING? I may look for some other DVD? It's a good idea to really check these CD's Or DVD's before selling especially "Prime Time! It makes Me cautious about wanting to buy MORE ! I LOVE AMAZON ! I HATE TO THINK OF THE money & the wonderful BOOKS CDs & DVDsI have purchased over the years But as Soon as this happens & than I was lazy about mailing it back ??This one time I WAS REALLY DISAPPOINTED!
(11 May 2013)
This review is from: Moses (The Bible Collection) (DVD) I grew up with The Ten Commandments. The grandeur of The Ten Commandments was so visually appealing that you didn't really care if the story went off track from the Biblical story. Plus, who doesn't like Charlton Heston--the man who has a long list of played historical figures?So when Moses came out, I wasn't sure I'd like it. I had seen Joseph and was very impressed--Ben Kingsly plays in both. Again, it's no Hollywood exaggerated set, but production value is perfect for that time period.Moses depicted the story perfectly. A few things were off from the story, but the production stayed true to its time period and the story stayed as true as one can hope for a movie.If you enjoyed Joseph, David, Abraham (my favorite), then you'll most certainly like Moses. The Ten Commandments is still my favorite just because of its grandeur, but when I want Biblical accuracy, Moses is there and doesn't disappoint.
(10 May 2013)
This review is from: Moses (The Bible Collection) (DVD) While in places it is not exactly Biblical, this (in my opinion) is the best version I have yet seen of this ageless story--no offense to Charlton Hesston fans. I watch this over, and over, and over...
(09 May 2013)
I love the scriptures and movies. I throroughly enjoy The Prince of Egypt but its drawback is that is departs from the biblical narrative in several major ways, and live action films are more credible for classroom use than cartoons. The Ten Commandments looks great but has too much melodrama and a distracting and unnecessary love triangle. This film looks just as good as The Ten Commandments, but the writing and direction are not nearly as good as the sets and costumes and effects. It fails to deliver the natural drama of the story by a very pedestrian approach in many instances, and in others is too melodramatic and overwrought, with too many people yelling and wailing, including Moses. I like that he laughs but too often he seems just loony, laughing oddly one moment and then roaring the next. The people of Israel never number more than maybe 100 persons in any scene. It might have benefited from a good musical score. There wasn't much music, which probably made it seem more dull than it should have been. Too bad. This could have been really good.
(08 May 2013)
I have to agree with what so many people have said already...this one's a keeper!I tend to go for accuracy rather than drama, nothing frustrates me worse than having to stand up and say "That didn't happen like that!"With regards to the comparision between this Moses movie and The Ten Commandments, this one stands out more in my mind.Major instances:1. He talked with a stutter in real life; he talked with a stutter in this version. Very well done.2. The burning bush really was on fire, not just glowing as in 10 Commandments. Very effective.I do have a few major complaints with this version, and in most, 10 Commandments does a much better job.1. There could have been tons more people than there were. According to the Bible, there were several million strong, in this, there's maybe 150 at the most.2. The parting of the Red Sea was much more dramatic in 10 Commandments. This one never really showed it happening, just what it looked like afterwards.3. The Bible said a pillar of fire held back the Egyptians, not bolts of lightning.4. The Bible also says that they crossed on dry ground. If it was raining, the ground wouldn't have been dry.5. Jethro had 7 daughters, not three.In short, there are many things that vary between the two, if you want more accurate as far as major details, go for this one. If you want more minor details wrong, but plenty of things to go "Oh, cool" at, then skip this one and watch 10 Commandments.
(08 May 2013)
This review is from: Moses [VHS] (VHS Tape) This film covers more of the Moses story than any other film I have seen. Although there are a few inaccuracies, they are few compared to most Hollywood films and generally don't make any substantive change to the Biblical text. One problem with the film is that the crowd scenes just don't do justice to the reality. Scholars estimate there were about 2.5 million Hebrews in Egypt who made the exodus. I doubt if there are any scenes in this film which show more than 50. The film could be greatly improved if they could add computer generated people to build the crowd scenes. This is one thing The 10 Commandments could do well. The second problem, is that the film just isn't as exciting as The 10 Commandments. Perhaps that comes from being more accurate. Overall, it is a good film which does an excellent job at covering the events.
(30 April 2013)
This review is from: Moses (The Bible Collection) (DVD) If you like Bible DVD movies, then you should seriously consider buying this movie as part of THE BIBLE COLLECTION Box Set! You will get 6 DVD movies (ABRAHAM, JACOB, JOSEPH, MOSES, SAMSON & DELILAH, and DAVID) at about 50% less than buying them separately! MOSES shows scenes that I don't usually see in movies about Moses. This film rushes through the childhood of Moses before the opening credits are finished, but it makes up for it by doing a lot of Bible scenes that come after the 10 Commandments are given on Mount Sinai.You will see many Bible passages dramatized, including the Burning Bush, Manna & Quail from Heaven, Jethro's advice to delegate responsibility, the giving of the 10 Commandments, the Golden Calf, Miriam's leprosy, Korah's earthquake, Moses' sin of water from the rock, and the death of Moses, among many other Bible verses portrayed.The classic Charlton Heston 10 COMMANDMENTS movie had a highly productive, young Moses shown who is surprised to learn he's really a Hebrew, this version shows Moses to be a ridiculed, humble child, whose Hebrew roots are known, scorned, but tolerated by the Pharoah's household. They do more with the humbleness aspect of a stuttering Moses, which is Biblical.I was impressed that they showed the slaying of those responsible for the Golden Calf fiasco! Korah's earthquake was another surprise, but they condensed that scene a bit much.At the halfway point, 90 minutes into the 3 hours, they show the Red Sea parting, which leaves plenty of time to cover more of the 40 years of wandering than is usually shown in a Moses movie!Christopher Lee has a brief cameo appearance as the grandfather Pharoah of Moses and Ramses, but the main actor for Ramses does a great performance that really echoes Christopher Lee's attitude as the ruler of Egypt.The worst non-Biblical scene was having the Israelites all shout out the 10 Commandments at the foot of Mount Sinai (which never happened), before they were written in stone.MOSES is a great Bible movie and is more Scripturally accurate than the classic film THE TEN COMMANDMENTS (starring Charlton Heston).You should also consider the BIBLE SERIES BOX SET, which contains 3 DVD movies of equal quality as this one, (ESTHER, JEREMIAH, and SOLOMON).
(30 April 2013)
This review is from: Moses (The Bible Collection) (DVD) I would agree that this film about Moses and the Exodus is the best that has been produced. It covers more of the story than "The Ten Commandments" with less Hollywood twisting of the story. My criticism of the film rests primarily on budget constraints. Scholars estimate there were two to two and a half million Jews who left Egypt in the Exodus. The largest group of people in this film is about 75 people. Perhaps computer graphics can go back and add more people in now. Additionally Jethro was supposed to have 7 daughters. In this film he only has three. In spite of the budget limitations, this film is the best out there.
(29 April 2013)
This entire series of Bible stories by this Italian production group is simply splendid. These are relatively low cost films but they are very skillfully produced to maximize the quality of the story being told. Of course we Christians and Jews will sit around and pontificate about every little error or short cut the movie script incurs, never the less, it is ultimately left to the actors and directors and their considerable skill to pull off what I consider to be, for the most part, some of the most successfully done Bible story dramatizations that have ever been produced on film, with or without a big budget. My favorite is the story of Abram, the movie Joseph coming in a close second, and this movie, Moses, coming in a close third or even equalling Joseph. Bravo bravo - Please make more! My five stars applies to this complete series of movies - Obviously some are done a little better than others, but the effort is exemplary.
(29 April 2013)
This review is from: Moses (The Bible Collection) (DVD) I teach Bible studies. This movie reflects the Moses episode better than The Ten Commandments in accuracy and emotion. Ben Kingsley is excellent as Moses. I like The Ten Commandments but only for entertainment. Joseph in this series, is also an excellent movie version of the Genesis story.
(25 April 2013)
I don't know why I didn't buy this CD sooner. Ben Kingsley does a fantastic job as Moses. He's my favourite version of Moses thus far. He has a good range of emotions and he exudes enthusiasm and life in his role. I also think Frank Langella did fine as the Pharoah. (Though Paul Rhys is still my favourite "Pharoah"!) Langella's angry shouting was sobering. Most importantly, though, the storyline did stay fairly true to the Scriptures, which is most important to me. It is definitely worth a viewing. And, it's a must-have for those who especially love the Story of Moses.
(24 April 2013)
This movie was well acted out and devoid of the grandiose nature of "Hollywood" in general. PROBLEM: there were far more Israelites then is depicted, this IS a MAJOR flaw. You don't begin to appreciate the power of God until, as mentioned so eloquently by 'A viewer from Los Angeles' "TNT's version reminds us that faith and patience is required as God reveals His plan" at the Sea. This film only misses the point on this issue alone but unfortunately, it is an important one. In order for people to understand the trials of the Israelites and the repeated disbelief of God's power they would have had to actually show the 'Exodus' as the GRAND event that it really was.Otherwise it is almost perfect, TNT has shown by far more of the story and gives us a much better than any other single "Moses" movie to date. Combined with all the other films, TNT's version is definitely one NOT to be missed.
(22 April 2013)
This review is from: Moses (The Bible Collection) (DVD) This movie was made in the days of the VIDEO without the aid of computer generated images.I saw it in the video version, which seemed to have been longer.It sticks to the Bible and from a minister's point of view, "safe for all viewers".One thing it lacks is the DYNAMIC of the epic event.THe "multitude" that was supposed to have been lead out of Egypt was JUST TOO SMALL and although the story itself is great, lacks the impact of the Exodus.
(22 April 2013)
This review is from: Moses (The Bible Collection) (DVD) This production was not as true to the Biblical account as I anticipated from reading earlier reviews. The liberties that were taken, presented Moses in a near fanatical light or with thinking that was riddled by doubt & sometimes even outbursts of anger over his internal struggle to respond to God's direction. Neither depiction supports the deeply loyal and humble Moses of the Hebrew scriptures. For me, there were too many Hollywood inspired embellishments in an attempt to bring more drama to an account that needs no drama added. It's only my view, but...I was not very impressed.
(21 April 2013)
This is a very informative movie and we used it for our Sunday School when we were studying Moses to show the kids how Moses led his people through the Red Sea.
(21 April 2013)
The story of Moses is so complex, so vast, that every portrayal seems to lack something. Hollywood has tried time and again (probably because they get to play with the Red Sea scene each time) to tell this story. Charlton Heston, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley...each does at least an interesting, if not great job of becoming this great historical figure.I prefer Kingsley's movie's interpretation to the two more prominent movies. Heston is too superhero-ish; and while Fiennes' movie is visually beautiful, it jumbles too much and leaves off midway. Kingsley is a fine actor. You gotta love Gandhi. His Moses movie makes sense as a whole. It takes us through most of the events (a lot more than The Ten Commandments or The Prince of Egypt do anyway). The Red Sea scene is powerful and full of unexpected tension. The death of Moses is quite moving. The only thing keeping it from getting a full five stars is that there is this one guy who keeps doubting and complaining--no doubt he is supposed to represent the stiff-necked nature of the Israelites. The only problem is that the repeated use of this one actor is almost comical..."Where's the Beef Moses???" Still, out of the three movies about Moses mentioned here, I give this version starring Ben Kingsley the edge over the other two.
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