Samson


Samson
The famous story of Samson and Delilah from the Bible comes to the big screen again, this time shot here in the Western Cape and starring some home-grown talent. After losing the love of his life to a cruel Philistine prince, a young Hebrew with supernatural strength seeks revenge, and to defend his people, eventually sacrificing everything to avenge his love, his people, and his God.

110 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Violence, Prejudice).
Action, Drama, Religious.

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They can’t see what is coming ...
They can’t see what is coming ...

Credits

Cast
Taylor James, Caitlin Leahy, Jackson Rathbone, Billy Zane, Rutger Hauer, Lindsay Wagner, Frances Sholto-Douglas
Director
Bruce Macdonald, Gabriel Sabloff
ScreenplayJason Baumgardner, Galen Gilbert, Timothy Ratajczak, Zach Smith, based on the story in the Bible.
MusicWill Musser
CinematographyTrevor Michael Brown, Brian Shanley
EditingTim Goodwin, Vance Null, Gabriel Sabloff
Sound formatsUnknown
SoundtrackNot available
Made in2018
Produced byPure Flix Productions, Boomtown films

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreAction, drama
LanguageNone
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceFrequent, moderate impact physical and emotional violence with scenes of domestic violence e.g. raging battles with sword fights, bow and arrow shooting, punching and kicking during battle.
PrejudiceMild impact, prejudice of racial discrimination e.g. slavery and oppression of the Hebrews by the Philistines.
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsThemes are complex and mature of slavery, poverty, a prophecy, a suffering people, tormented and tortured by their captors, hunger and starvation, belief in God, master/slave relations, God's miracles, faith, hope, secrecy, the Philistine people, killings, bad vs good, religion, rebellion, the Hebrew tribe, love, deception, betrayal, Samson's great strength and might, marriage, retaliation, loyalty, sin, the power of God, victory, misuse of power and oppression, The Living God vs the god of the non-believers, shame, honour, dishonour, threats, fear, destruction, redemption and good triumphing over evil. The themes are based on the Bible story and ancient historical events about the great Hebrew warrior, Samson who was betrayed by the woman he loved, who tricked him into revealing the secret behind his might and strength, which led to his downfall. Children under the age of 13 years, may find the material to be confusing, distressing and upsetting to their sense of security and well-being and it might cause them psychological and emotional harm.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
3
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
3
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
0
Alcohol / Drugs
3
Smoking
1
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
5
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
4
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
3

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
14 +
Positive messages
1
Positive role models
2
Violence
4
Sex
1
Language
0
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
1

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Metacritic.com
6 critics
3
Rottentomatoes critics
16 critics
10
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer
5
CommonSenseMedia
Michael Ordona quote iconBible-based tale has bloody beatings, eye-gougings, more.
2

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
18 users
5
Rottentomatoes users
715 users
12
IMDB
1978 Netizens
8
The Movie DB
Community
12

Average .. 36%

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