The 2010 mini-series "Ben Hur" isn't bad, as light Friday night entertainment goes. Still, "Ben Hur" without the Christ seems very strange indeed. OK, Jesus isn't entirely absent from the story, but he plays a much less central role than he should (except for 10 minutes at the very end). Instead, Judah Ben Hur seems more interested in harlots. And I don't mean Mary Magdalene, LOL. Some of the actors are superb, others feel bland, and the story doesn't grip the viewer as the movie with Charlton Heston did. Part of me only wants to give this "Ben Hur" two stars, but in the end, I'll nevertheless give it three.