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Boasting the most impressive chariot race ever put to film, Ben-Hur tells the fictional story of a Jewish man (Charlton Heston) who is unjustly accused and sentenced to the galleys of a Roman battleship. While his desire for revenge keeps him alive, he is unable to really live until he hears about forgiveness from a condemned Rabbi named Jesus. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A-
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: B+
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: A-
Run Time: 222
Theater Release: 11 Dec 1959
Video Release: 07 Feb 2012
MPAA Rating: G
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Ben-Hur is rated G:

Director: William Wyler
Cast: Charlton Heston
Studio: 2001 Warner Brothers
Website: Official site for Ben-Hur.

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Over forty years ago, Ben-Hur raced into movie theaters and garnered 11 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor for a young Charlton Heston. With… 
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Why Is Ben-Hur Rated G?

Overall: A- A wealthy young man betrayed by a friend is almost destroyed by revenge… 
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