Disappointing! The film is really a road movie in which a father and son attempt to bond together. Jeremy Irons plays the father, Atticus and Jack Huston is his son, Adam. The main difficulty is that Atticus is not a nice man!
Various film versions have been made of Lew Wallace’s novel “Ben Hur”, with the best known being the 1925 silent movie and 1959 one with Charlton Heston in the title role. Apart from clips on television, I have never seen any so them so I come to director Timur Bekmambetov’s film with an open mind.