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'Ben-Hur' Blu-ray Review | The Reel Roundup

TRR: Director Timur Bekmambetov and writers Keith R. Clarke and John Ridley do a good job contemporizing Ben-Hur's narrative and setting up the characters, as well as laying the dramatic groundwork for the epic confrontation. However, the impact of their hard work is lessened by the film's concluding scenes, which cram in miracles and 180-degree attitude reversals — not to mention Jesus' arrest and crucifixion — into a matter of minutes.

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