Exodus: Gods and Kings

Synopsis: Epic adventure Exodus: Gods and Kings is the story of one man's daring courage to take on the might of an empire. Using state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion, Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.
Director(s): Ridley Scott
Production: 20th Century Fox
  5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
150 min

It's true, the Hittite army

has 16,000 troops camped outside Kadesh.

What's less clear is why.

The Hittites are trying

to cross the border.


What else would they be doing?

Anticipating an invasion by us,

according to our information.

They think we are... preparing

an attack, which we are not.

What I don't want to do,

and won't do, is sit here...

And wait until we're fighting

Hittite armies outside the palace walls.


- What do the entrails say?

- They don't "say" anything.

They imply.

And that's open to interpretation.

So, interpret them. We'll win

or we won't in a preemptive attack?

It's a yes or a no.

And it's not clear.

But something else is.

In the battle, a leader will be saved,

and his savior will someday lead.

Then the entrails should also say

that we will abandon reason,

and be guided by omens.

Great Sekhmet,

Pharaoh drinks in your name,

and prays for victory

over the Hittites at Kadesh.

Your first order of business

when the time comes, you retire her.

I will.

I don't know why my father hasn't.

But, just in case If you see me

in any real danger out there,

ride the other way.

I'm serious.

When I look at you,

I still see the two boys

who grew up together, close as brothers.

If, for any reason

you ever forget that...

Let these remind you.

Long enough to be effective from horseback,

not so long that you trip over them.

- This is his. You've got mine.

- That's right. That's how I want it.

You have each other's,

to keep each other safe.

Promise me you'll do that... always.




Deploy Amun division to the north,

Ra division to the center...

and Ptah to the South.

And we hold Seth in reserve.

- In reserve?

- Yes.

We should concentrate

our strength in the center.

You should concentrate yours

on fighting.

Leave the generalship to me.




Take ramses! Go!


Turn around! Turn around!

Moses! Moses! Moses!


- What happened out there?

- Nothing.

I asked the commanders

the same thing. They, too, lied.

And I'm tired of it.

He thinks something happened.

But it didn't.

- Meaning?

- The high priestess, her prophecy.

She said she couldn't see who would win.

The other one.

"The leader will be saved, and..."

so on.

You saved my son's life?



"Thank you" is not sufficient, but...

thank you.

I know you don't believe

in omens or prophecies...

- But I do believe.

- And I respect that.

But this isn't anything.

This doesn't even make any sense.

Because you're not my blood.


It's true, you can't succeed me.

Not in the usual way.

- Not in any way.

- In any way imaginable, sitting here.

It's horrible to say this

about one's own son, but I...

trust you more than him to lead.

"The Hittite chariotry crashed through

our defense and began its attack.

"I found myself

surrounded by the enemy...

"No soldier, no shield-bearer...

"Facing a desperate fight for my life.

"Only with the help of the gods

did I defeat our attackers,

- "and rejoin Ra division."

- Stop there.

- Anything you'd like to rephrase?

- No.

- Shall I go on?

- No, I'm sure the rest is fine.

- What's next?

- Pithom.

- What about it?

- The situation. The slaves.

Fine. Ramses.


Go up there, meet with the viceroy,

look around, make a report.


It will be yours someday.

Take an interest in it.

What else?

- I'll go to see the viceroy.

- No.

I'll go.

- It's beneath you.

- It's beneath any general.

I'll do it.

Ramses, can we forget what happened

on the battlefield?

If our positions had been reversed,

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