The story revolves around Moses, who seems to be a member of the royal family. He attacks the Hittite army along with the royal prince Ramesses. A prediction about the two men is made and it is said that one among them will save the other and become the leader.
The prediction becomes a reality. During the attack on the Hittites, Moses saves Ramesses' life. Later, Moses is sent to the city of Pithom where the slaves are kept and Moses meets the Viceroy Hegep, who oversees the slaves.
Moses also happens to be shocked by the horrific conditions of the slaves. After this incident, Moses meets Nun , who informs him that he is the son of slave parents and he was sent to the kingdom to be raised by the king’s daughter.
Unable to digest the information, Moses leaves angrily. The Nun’s story is overheard by two slaves and they inform this to the Viceroy Hegep.
After Moses' return to Memphis, Ramesses becomes the new king. Viceroy Hegep arrives to reveal Moses' true identity but Ramesses is conflicted about whether or not to believe the story.
The Queen urges him to kill Moses after knowing his identity. Ramesses decides to send him into exile. Before leaving Egypt, Moses meets with his birth mother and Miriam and following a journey into the desert, Moses comes to Midian where he meets Zipporah and her father, Jethro. Moses becomes a shepherd, marries Zipporah and has a son.
Moses remains to be a shepherd for nine years and one day he gets severely injured in a landslide. He happens to meet the representation of God who insists him to save the slaves.
Moses confesses his past to Zipporah and reveals what God has asked him to do. This creates problems between the couple because Zipporah fears he will leave their family. After Moses arrives to Egypt, he reunites with the slaves and decides to attack the king to save the slaves from him.
The rest of the story reveals whether Moses was able to save the slaves and what happened to King Ramesses.
The movie makes us understand how an easy life in a magnificent civilization would turn out to be if the person is known to be born to the slaves and the come-back of the warrior has been depicted in a stunning way.
Christian Bale as Moses has tried to live up to the expectations and Joel Edgerton as Ramesses has done his part well.
Though the film has been made with the best possible visualizing techniques bringing the 1300 BC to reality, the screenplay needs much attention and the entire treatment towards the movie could have been much better.