Samson

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Drama
Running Time:  110 min.
DVD/Blu-ray: May 15, 2018

Current rating: Rating: 3.68
based on 42 votes and 11 reviews
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Cast: Jackson Rathbone, Billy Zane, Taylor James, Rutger Hauer, Caitlin Leahy, Lindsay Wagner

Synopsis

A Hebrew with an unusual gift of strength must respond properly to the call of God on his life in order to lead his people out of enslavement. After his youthful ambition leads to a tragic marriage, his acts of revenge thrust him into direct conflict with the Philistine army.

As his brother mounts a tribal rebellion, only Samson's relationship with a Philistine temptress and his final surrender both to the Philistines and to God turns imprisonment and blindness into final victory.

Director: Bruce Macdonald, Gabriel Sabloff
Studio: Pure Flix
Producer(s): Michael Scott, Elizabeth Hatcher-Travis, David A.R. White, Alysoun Wolfe, Bruce Macdonald, Vlokkie Gordon, Craig Jones, Brittany Yost
Screenplay: Zachary Warren Smith, Jason Baumgardner, Galen Gilbert, Timothy Ratajczak
Official Site: Samson.Movie

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  • 4 stars "this film sticks fairly closely to the jewish scripture and does not take too many liberties with the biblical text although having Delilah as an "entertainer" to the prince is an addition to the plot but the 1949 cecil b demille film has Delilah as a close confidant of the philistine ruler too. this actor who plays Samson is definitely the most muscular of the actors who have ever played the film role. other than the brutal slaying of a thousand philistine soldiers by our mighty warrior, there is basically no reason why a young person can not see the film since Samson even reveals his secret to Delilah when they are both fully clothed and not in a bedroom scene. there is a brutal whipping before Samson pulls down the pillars of the temple -- the bible says that the philistines "had their way with him" so this could even mean that women sexually raped him before his demise but of course rape would never appear in a family film. there is a story in the jewish mitzvah that the philistines used him for breeding purposes while he was in prison and that perhaps goliath was his descendant but that is part of what is considered to be jewish "folk tales" and not the word of God as revealed in the torah"
  • 1 star "Horrible acting - budget film"
  • 1 star "garbage"