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The Robe

action & adventure, drama


A physically and emotionally deteriorated Roman tribune is ordered to execute Jesus Christ in this lavish adaptation of the best-selling novel.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    35%
  • Audience Score
    70%

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    35%
    reviews counted: 8
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  • Audience

    70%

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: hackneyed Golden Age hokum

- Bill Gibron, Filmcritic.com, Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Fresh: Tthe mightiness of masses and the forms of heroes have never loomed so large as they do in this studied demonstration, projected by CinemaScope. But an unwavering force of personal drama is missed in the size and the length of the show.

- Bosley Crowther, New York Times, Saturday, March 25, 2006

Rotten: Insufferably wooden.

- David Cornelius, DVDTalk.com, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

4 stars

The Robe is best remembered historically important as the first movie shot in Cinemascope. Grand and sweeping, the mere spectacle is enough to make it worth seeing, and helped usher in more than a decade's worth of lavish Biblical epics.

- constanzaboutter, Friday, March 20, 2009

4 stars

The Robe is best remembered historically important as the first movie shot in Cinemascope. Grand and sweeping, the mere spectacle is enough to make it worth seeing, and helped usher in more than a decade's worth of lavish Biblical epics.

- constanzaboutter, Friday, March 20, 2009

3 stars

When I first saw this film, I loved it. It was a perennial and I could not wait for Easter time to see it. Of course, in retrospect, as I drifted away from the Church, the film began to take on a silliness. I still like it, but not as much.

- FanadFilmsProduction, Saturday, May 5, 2007