Mini Review - Ben-Hur
- Created on Monday, 22 August 2016 17:49
- Written by Matthew Toomey
Ben-Hur (out Aug 25) offers a slightly different take on Lew Wallace’s 1880 novel by focusing on forgiveness as opposed to revenge. There are some interesting themes (the power of sport and its effect on national pride) but it lacks the passion and intensity that make Gladiator (another Roman epic) so memorable. Grade: B-.