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The Young Messiah (2016) Movie Information

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Cyrus Nowrasteh


Sean Bean
David Bradley
Jonathan Bailey
Isabelle Adriani
Adam Greaves-Neal
Christian McKay





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Follows the life of the 7-year-old Jesus Bar-Joseph in Egypt, having fled his home after an edict by King Herod leading the massacre of children in Israel. Even as he learns his parents Mary and Joseph are covering up certain thing about his birth, the family learn of King Herod's death and heads back to Nazareth unaware that Herod's son has his own murderous intent in mind. -- Chris Kavan

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01/05/2017 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Watch Risen instead.

This movie claims to be inspired by Biblical scripture and rooted in historical fact. As the man said in that classic western film, "when the legend becomes fact, print the legend". I guess the New Testament avoided discussing Jesus Christ and his early childhood because it was such a boring story to tell (Forgive me Father for I have sinned). It looks expensive at least I guess and the acting isn't actually terrible. There are very few recognizable cast members aside from Sean Bean in a thankless role as an evil Roman soldier tasked with killing the title character. Christian McKay plays Jesus' firebrand uncle and he isn't bad either. The Young Messiah is clearly a religious drama made with the best intentions and I won't knock it for that. It helps that it's not a hateful film...

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05/03/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)


How many times do we need to see another 'T.V. movie' quality rendition of the life of Jesus? Apparently, 101. 'The Young Messiah' at least offers a new angle into the much overly traversed biblical figure, in that the film's entire story centers on a brief period in Jesus's childhood when he first learns that he is the son of God. There are a few individual scenes that highlight this approach to the title character. We see the boy mature ever so slightly (despite already acting like a mature adult from the beginning). Watching his mother, father, and brother come to terms with the revelation of his origins and doing their best to raise him is handled in a somewhat nuanced fashion. This generates a little interest in what is otherwise another bible story retelling dressed up in slig...

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