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King David

action & adventure, drama

Following the Biblical tale, "King David" chronicles the real-life story of David, a lowly shepherd boy whose shrewdness and bravery helped him ascend to the throne of ancient Israel.

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Top Critic Reviews


- Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rotten: The film is stuffed with anonymous, identically bearded faces, and it drowns in them.

- Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader, Saturday, January 1, 2000

Rotten: Richard Gere in a diaper? C'mon...

- David N. Butterworth,, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

3 stars

This film had its moments. David killing Goliath was fun to watch, Absalom getting caught in the tree was a nice chase scene, and David seeing Bathsheba for the first time was moving (yes there is nudity, but it is tasteful). There were half dozen, or so, other scenes that were interesting to watch as stand alone moments. That being said, the film as a whole was disappointing. The plot was hurried and difficult to follow, the dialogue was mediocre, and there was insufficient character development.

- itsjustme2004, Monday, February 7, 2011

5 stars

ofcourse from the fact that Richard Gere is my favorite actor. His performance in this movie was magnificent

- mmaria173, Thursday, January 18, 2007

3 stars

Not one of Gere's best. Very difficult role to pull off. Richard does a good job at making the best of what he has to work with. (At) for effort.

- terryc1000, Wednesday, February 13, 2008