Penny Woolcock’s gripping “Exodus” is a provocative, searingly political updating of the Old Testament story, with the Pharaoh as a right-wing politician and Moses as a terrorist. Shot in widescreen, with an eye-popping vision of dystopia that rivals Alfonso Cuaron’s “Children of Men,” it shows a Promised Land where the oppressed are brutalized and become brutal, and terrible injustice leads to horrific terrorism. Slated for British hardtops and Channel 4 broadcast later this year, it could be manna in the hands of savvy distribs offshore. . . .
Pic stresses the human costs of fighting fire with fire, and the hypocrisy of saying “God told me to.” Powerful ending strikes absolutely the right note. . . .
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