Box art for King Of Kings (1961)

King Of Kings (1961)


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.

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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


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

Audience Reviews

3 stars

It presented things in a different perspective of the Romans and the Arab King Herod. It also created a big role for John the Baptist and Barabbas and elaborated on their characters. The truthfulness of these stories is in doubt. But they certainly changed my perspective of why Jesus was crucified in that they blamed it on Barabbas' inciting a riot and that led to his crucifixion. I also enjoyed Orson Welles' narration.

- reberscott, Monday, September 17, 2012