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The Nativity Story

Rated PG for some violent content.

PG In Theaters 12/1/2006 , 100min.
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Viewer Score
95%
Viewer score based on 4 ratings
52%
Critic score based on 28 reviews

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A.O. Scott
The New York Times
At its best, The Nativity Story shares with "Hail Mary" an interest in finding a kernel of realism in the old story of a pregnant teenager in hard times. Buried in the pageantry, in other words, is an interesting movie. Full Review
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
This drab exercise in glum piety slumps where it should soar, sapping the story of its mystery and transcendence with an overriding sense of literality. Full Review
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. Full Review
Dana Stevens
Slate
Fatuous, sappy, and dull. Full Review
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. Full Review

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