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      King David

      PG-13 1985 1h 54m History Drama List
      8% Tomatometer 12 Reviews 43% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings The prophet Samuel condemns Saul (Edward Woodward) and secretly anoints David (Richard Gere) king of Israel, according to the Old Testament. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Apr 02 Buy Now

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      Variety Staff Variety Though the overall problems may not be of his making, Richard Gere is of little help in the title role. Granted, he could have been truly awful (which he isn't), but he doesn't seem comfortable, either. Mar 26, 2009 Full Review Geoff Andrew Time Out It seems a fundamental error to approach such a gory fantasia as though it were sober, four-square history. Feb 9, 2006 Full Review Vincent Canby New York Times Directed by Bruce Beresford in the worried manner of someone who feels it a triumph just to have gotten all the kings, prophets, soldiers, frond-waving townspeople, horses and donkeys on and off the screen on time. May 20, 2003 Full Review Lori Hoffman Atlantic City Weekly Rated: 3/5 Mar 16, 2007 Full Review Susan Granger www.susangranger.com Rated: 1/5 Apr 5, 2006 Full Review Chuck O'Leary Fantastica Daily Rated: 2/5 Oct 15, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Roger S Leaves so much to be told, but entertaining. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/27/23 Full Review David E From the time when Biblical epics were populated entirely with British accents and 1 well-known American actor to get people to see it. If you want to watch a film which gives the full story of David, one that demonstrates the full measure of his devotion to God, his passion, his military prowess, and his failures as a man, this is not the film for you. It jumps around through David's story with no sense and no consistency in the story telling that you don't know what's going on. It demonstrates no character development, no motivations for character actions. It's a 10-episode series condensed into 90 minutes. For those who are unfamiliar with the Biblical story, I'm sure very little of the film will make sense. It's a high-priced Hollywood disaster of a film. Skip it and watch The Chosen if you want a quality Bible-based production. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 12/23/22 Full Review Audience Member AMEN. THis Is tHe BEstEst MovIE EvER. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEENNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member For someone like me who doesn't have time to go and read the Bible, this is a good recap. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member The compelling persona of David through the ages was his desire to know the heart of God. The film deletes scenes such as when God responds to David's desire to build a temple, leading him (and us) to know that God would rather dwell in our hearts rather than a building. Take these our and he film passion is eviscerated. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Well worth watching. Educational and entertaining. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis The prophet Samuel condemns Saul (Edward Woodward) and secretly anoints David (Richard Gere) king of Israel, according to the Old Testament.
      Director
      Bruce Beresford
      Screenwriter
      Andrew Birkin, James Costigan
      Production Co
      Barclays Mercantile Industrial Finance, Paramount Pictures
      Rating
      PG-13
      Genre
      History, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 15, 2011
      Runtime
      1h 54m
      Sound Mix
      Surround
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