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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
    69%

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    33%
    reviews counted: 5
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  • Audience

    69%

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

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