If it's comedy you're after, this is the film for you; if it's quality drama and an incisive interpretation of a great Biblical legend, forget it. Scarcely can such a stella cast have been assembled producing such awful acting and under the appalling mis-direction of no less than Peter Bogdanovich, one of the trendiest most celebrated directors of the 60s and 70s. This review is being written just before Christmas and this little movie will undoubtedly go down in film history as one of the biggest turkeys ever made. It's hilarious!
Watch the polystyrene fly as Samson destroys the temple; amaze yourself at how respected veterans Michael Gambon and Dianna Rigg can make the wooden scenery look life-life; wonder at what sort of fee must have been on offer for Denis Hopper to have put his name to this; and just stand back in open-mouthed shock as you watch Elizabeth Hurley put in an acting performance that should have attracted Biblical thunderbolts. This is the sort of film that should attract themed parties where people dress up as the characters, put on the DVD, ham-along to the ridiculous script and roll around on the carpet having the funniest night of their lives.
I thorougly recommend it to turkey enthusiasts everywhere and it deserves one of the biggest and richest stuffings all served on a silver platter with plenty of ham trimmings. Unbelievable!