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Joblo | 'Ben-Hur' Review

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One can’t fault director TImur Bekmambetov for being ambitious. On paper, a remake of Ben-Hur tying into the burgeoning Christian market probably made sense, but this 2016 version of the oft-told tale hits theaters riding a wave of bad reviews and dire box-office predictions. While he’s working with a considerable $100 million budget, this new Ben-Hur can’t even begin to compete with the spectacle of the previous versions. Heck, both the 1925 silent version and the 1959 Charlton Heston epic cost so much they nearly bankrupted their studios (only to rake in enormous profits after being released).

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