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The Nativity Story

Overview


Genre :

Drama

Release Date :

December 01, 2006

MPAA Rating :

PG

Director :

Catherine Hardwicke

Starring :

Keisha Castle-Hughes, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Oscar Isaac, Hiam Abbass, Shaun Toub, Alexander Siddig, Said Amadis, Ciaran Hinds, Tim Van Rellim

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

“..takes the idea of a living Nativity to new and respectful heights..”
by Barbara Vancheri [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]
“..smart, artistically and spiritually satisfying film..”
by Kirk Honeycutt [The Hollywood Reporter]
2 of 4

“..slow, plodding, and not terribly interesting..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
3 of 4

“..lacks a certain excitement and narrative depth, but it is capable of pleasing, on some level, believers and skeptics alike..”
by Michael Wilmington [Chicago Tribune]
2 of 5

“..glum, plodding and miserable..”
by David Mercier [FilmJudge]
“..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]
2 of 4

“..beautifully shot, but dramatically inert Biblical film..”
by Tim Knight [Reel]
“..a cinematic Bible class that flatters the chosen but has little to offer anyone who is not already a believer..”
by Kenneth Turan [Los Angeles Times]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Ed Blank [Pittsburgh Tribune-Review]
Review rate : C-
Reviewed by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Ed Gonzalez [Slant Magazine]
Reviewed by Ty Burr [Boston Globe]
Reviewed by Bill Muller [The Arizona Republic]
Reviewed by Stan Urankar [Sun Newspapers of Cleveland]
Reviewed by Todd McCarthy [Variety]

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