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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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, rec.arts.movies.reviews, Thursday, June 24, 2010
I was bored in this movie, maybe because I didn't care around the end of the film.
- Doctor0Quinzel, Tuesday, December 11, 2007
This is an attempt to tell the Biblical story of King David. They do a good job of showing the culture of the ancient Israelites but Hollywood seems to think they can be as fast and lose with Bible stories as they are with any other book. This movie isn't as bad as some of the movies made in the 1950's based on Bible stories but they did make a few changes. In the Bible it is told that David committed fornication with Bathsheba but in the movie it's covered up. Then they throw in a couple of nude scenes and should have had an R rating. It got a PG-13. The battle scenes are OK. I'm not sure they got the bronze age weapons correct. King David brought the secret of iron from the Philistines to the Israelites. This isn't shown in the movie but it is in the Bible. I've got this movie on Laserdisc. After watching this movie read the Old Testament. David is one of the major characters of the Bible. Everyone should read and know the story of David.
- donaldwhite1, Tuesday, July 27, 2010