Box art for King Of Kings (1961)

King Of Kings (1961)

drama


The powerful story of Jesus told in a strikingly beautiful visual style. Stars Rip Torn as Judas and Robert Ryan as John the Baptist with Jeffrey Hunter as Christ.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    86%
  • Audience Score
    78%

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: Jeffrey Hunter is less Saviour of the Christian faith and more anti-hero with many very human doubts and concerns.

- David Parkinson, Empire Magazine, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh: A sweeping and at times stirring biblical epic.

- Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh:

- Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

3 stars

King of Kings is a large-scale epic telling the story of Jesus and featuring several screen legends and narrated by the great Orson Welles. The film does a good job of visually telling the story of Jesus and while it overall works as a historical epic it is very slow in parts and meanders frequently throughout it's nearly three hour running time. Still it is one of the better done and more well received depictions of the biblical story of Jesus and remains so.

- fb208103125, Monday, December 30, 2013

3 stars

King of Kings is a large-scale epic telling the story of Jesus and featuring several screen legends and narrated by the great Orson Welles. The film does a good job of visually telling the story of Jesus and while it overall works as a historical epic it is very slow in parts and meanders frequently throughout it's nearly three hour running time. Still it is one of the better done and more well received depictions of the biblical story of Jesus and remains so.

- fb208103125, Monday, December 30, 2013

3 stars

A biblical film that I found interesting to watch, although I think it could have been better. I am not sure how much I like Jeffrey Hunter acting as Jesus, but in fairness that role is so sacred and larger than life that I don't think anybody can properly portray him. I thought the musical score really stood out and gave the film the epic feel that it deserved. (First and only viewing - 1/12/2014)

- DisneyMania86, Saturday, February 8, 2014