The Ten Commandments (2007 film)


The Ten Commandments (2007 film)

Infobox Film
name = The Ten Commandments


caption = Theatrical poster
director = John Stronach Bill Boyce
producer =
writer = Ed Naha
narrator = Ben Kingsley
starring = Elliot Gould Christian Slater Alfred Molina
music =
cinematography =
editing =
distributor = Promenade Pictures
released = October 19 2007
runtime =
country = United States
language = English
budget =
gross =
website = http://www.epicstoriesofthebible.com/
amg_id =
imdb_id = 0955411

"The Ten Commandments" is a 2007 American computer animated film directed by John Stronach and Bill Boyce. The film was released on October 19 2007 in theatres, and was released on DVD February 5th, 2008. [cite web | url=http://christiancartoons.blogspot.com/2008/02/ten-commandments-2007-now-on-dvd.html | title=The Ten Commandments (2007) Now on DVD | publisher=Christian Cartoons Online | accessdate=2008-02-06 ]

ynopsis

When Moses is a baby, he is condemned to die by the Pharaoh. Moses's mother and sister instead send him down the Nile River, where Moses is rescued by the daughter of the Pharaoh. Moses is raised as part of the family, thinking that he is an Egyptian prince. When Moses is exposed as a Jew, he is exiled from Egypt, after which he has an encounter with God, learning that his purpose is to lead his enslaved Chosen People to the Promised Land. Moses then rescues the slaves from the Pharaoh by performing miracles and casting plagues. He parts the Red Sea to help his people escape from the Egyptian army into the Promised Land.

Cast

*Ben Kingsley - Narrator
*Elliott Gould - Voice of God
*Christian Slater - Moses
*Alfred Molina - Ramesses/Pharaoh

Critical reception

Critics gave the film poor reviews. The largest complaint was the poor animation for a film of 2007. As of October 24, 2007 on the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, 18% of critics gave the film positive reviews, based on 17 reviews. [cite web|url=http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/epic_stories_of_the_bible_the_ten_commandments/ |title=The Ten Commandments - Rotten Tomatoes |accessdate=2007-10-24 |publisher=Rotten Tomatoes] On Metacritic, the film had an average score of 25 out of 100, based on 5 reviews. [cite web|url=http://www.metacritic.com/film/titles/tencommandments2007 |title=Ten Commandments, The (2007): Reviews |accessdate=2007-10-24 |publisher=Metacritic]

Box office performance

The film opened October 19, 2007 in 830 theaters in the United States and Canada, and grossed $478,910 its opening weekend. [cite web|url=http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?page=weekend&id=tencommandments07.htm |title=The Ten Commandments (2007) (2007) - Weekend Box Office |accessdate=2007-10-24 |publisher=Box Office Mojo] As of November 18,2007, it has grossed $952,820.

References

External links

* [http://www.epicstoriesofthebible.com/index.php Official site]
* [http://www.animationmagazine.net/article/7442 Animation Magazine Article]
* [http://us.god.tv/Publisher/Article.aspx?ID=1000021897 GOD.TV Movie Review and Interview]
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* [http://christiancartoons.blogspot.com/2007/05/ten-commandments-2007-christian.html The Ten Commandments] at [http://christiancartoons.blogspot.com Christian Cartoons Online]
*imdb title|id=0955411|title=The Ten Commandments
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*metacritic film|id=tencommandments2007|title=The Ten Commandments
*mojo title|id=tencommandments07|title=The Ten Commandments
*amg movie|id=1:391808|title=The Ten Commandments


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