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The Nativity Story (2006)

The Nativity Story

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

December 01, 2006

MPAA Rating

PG

Studio

New Line Cinema

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  2 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Catherine Hardwicke

Producer

Wyck Godfrey, Marty Bowen

Screenwriter

Mike Rich

Starring

Story


"The Nativity Story" chronicles the arduous journey of two people, Mary and Joseph, a miraculous pregnancy, and the history-defining birth of Jesus. This dramatic and compelling story comes to life in a major motion picture starring Keisha Castle-Hughes (Whale Rider) as Mary and Oscar-nominee Shoreh Aghdashloo ("House of Sand and Fog") and Oscar Isaac (Syriana) in supporting roles. "The Nativity Story" is directed by Catherine Hardwicke ("Thirteen," "Lords of Dogtown") from a screenplay by Mike Rich ("Finding Forrester," "The Rookie").

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..careful in its treatment of the material but has trouble finding a good balance between reverence and entertainment..”
by Sarah Bryan Miller [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
“..slow, plodding, and not terribly interesting..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
“..smart, artistically and spiritually satisfying film..”
by Kirk Honeycutt [The Hollywood Reporter]