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PG| 1 hr. 40 min.

Plot Summary
Betrothed to much-older Joseph (Oscar Isaac), Mary (Keisha Castle-Hughes) must remain a maiden for one year, but she subsequently receives a visit from the angel Gabriel, who tells her of her destiny. When Joseph and now-heavily pregnant Mary journey to Bethlehem for the Roman census, they face a threat from King Herod, whose obsession with an ancient prophecy endangers soon-to-be-born Jesus.

Cast: Keisha Castle-Hughes , Oscar Isaac , Hiam Abbass , Shaun Toub , Ciarán Hinds , Shohreh Aghdashloo , Stanley Townsend , Alexander Siddig

Director: Catherine Hardwicke

Genres: Drama

Distributor: New Line Cinema

The Nativity Story (2006)

Release Date: December 1st, 2006|1 hr. 40 min.

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  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    By grounding everything that went before in an earthy realism, Hardwicke earns the elevation of the nativity sequence, one of the more beautiful scenes in this year's cinema. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Isaac's emotional performance as the man who learns to share the woman he loves with the God he worships is profoundly moving and gives the movie its heart. show more

  • 50
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    As dull and inert as the ink used to print the Gospels of Matthew and Luke that informed Mike Rich's script. show more

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