Director: Ridley Scott. Cast: Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Ben Kingsley, John Turturro, Aaron Paul, Ben Mendelsohn, Sigourney Weaver, Hiam Abbass, Golshifteh Farahani. 150 min. Rated PG-13. UK/USA/Spain. Drama/Religious.
Back home, we had these government-issued religious movies, where directors were provided heaps of money to make films preaching a very narrow-minded ideology that served the ruling system's purposes. Very similar here. Ridley Scott is an extremely intelligent film-maker who knows the terrain (Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven), but has created an idiotic piece of trash with laughable characters delivering the most ludicrous lines (on his wedding night, Moses' wife tells him: "Proceed."). So outrageous, it's almost as if Scott is sticking it to the Hollywood hands who hired him to show who are the rightful owners of the promised land.