Picks and Pans Review: Samson and Delilah
updated 12/02/1996 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 12/02/1996 AT 01:00 AM EST
Stretched across two nights and four hours, the Old Testament tale of the long-haired Israelite strongman (Eric Thal) and his seductress (Elizabeth Hurley, kohl-eyed and looking like Joan Collins B.C.) feels closer to 40 days and nights. But the key scene—Hurley cutting the warrior's locks, rendering him weak enough to be taken prisoner by the enemy Philistines—is unexpectedly shocking. Hair-raising, even.