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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
    33%
  • Audience Score
    68%

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    33%
    reviews counted: 5
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  • Audience

    68%

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: hackneyed Golden Age hokum

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

Rotten: Insufferably wooden.

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

Rotten: Important historically as the first CinemaScope feature film.

- Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews, Monday, July 19, 2010

Audience Reviews

5 stars

35 percent on the tomato meter? You seriously got to be kidding me...I honestly felt "The Robe" was a fascinating picture and a great performance by Richard Burton. It's a spiritual picture tracing back to the days of the Romans to the crucifixon of Jesus. There is hardly any religious films made today but films like "The Robe" made me appreciate sprituality more. The Burton character is a man with authority who is true to the Roman Empire, buys and befriends a dangerous slave, wins Jesus robe in a dice game then becomes ill in the mind, gradually changes from a non believer to a born again Christian. I wish the film industry made more biblical pictures today. A film like "The Robe" which was the first shown in CinemaScope should not be forgotten. *Jay Robinson was great as the vile tyrant Caligula

- thirdway821, Sunday, July 21, 2013

3 stars

A good look into before christ's crucifixation. I loved the acting and scenery. A must see for the whole family

- inthfamz041, Sunday, May 13, 2007