• The Nativity Story (2006)

The Nativity Story

Release Date: 2006

DVD Release Date: March 20th, 2007

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, CiarĂ¡n Hinds, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Stanley Townsend, Alexander Siddig

Director: Catherine Hardwicke

Genres: Drama

Production Co: New Line Cinema

Keywords: Heartwarming , Spirited , Rise , Love , Father ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia 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

  • 75
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    The Nativity Story surprised me. I didn't expect such an obvious art film approach. Yet the Bible, in the King James version, is great English literature. show more

  • 80
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Unfolds in a scrupulously accurate historical adventure story that depicts the world of Jesus' birth with an exciting you-are-there verisimilitude. show more

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