• The Star (2017)

The Star

Release Date: November 17th, 2017

DVD Release Date: February 20th, 2018

PG |1 hr 26 min

Plot Summary

A small but brave donkey named Bo yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day, he finds the courage to break free, embarking on the adventure of his dreams. On his journey, he teams up with Ruth, a lovable sheep who has lost her flock, and Dave, a dove who has lofty aspirations. Along with three camels and some eccentric stable animals, Bo and his new friends follow the Star and become accidental heroes in the greatest story ever told -- the first Christmas.

Cast: Steven Yeun, Keegan-Michael Key, Aidy Bryant, Gina Rodriguez, Zachary Levi, Christopher Plummer, Ving Rhames, Gabriel Iglesias

Director: Timothy Reckart

Genres: Adventure , Children , Comedy , Animated

Production Co: Franklin Entertainment, Affirm Films, Walden Media, Sony Pictures Animation, Columbia Pictures, The Jim Henson Company

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Keywords: Quest , Engaging , Passionate , Love , Charming , Friend , Touching ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 30
    Alonso DuraldeTheWrap

    The results are an uncomfortable mixture of sanctimony and silliness. show more

  • 50
    Sheri LindenThe Hollywood Reporter

    The movie delivers a modicum of magic without getting pious or gushy. It never soars, though, or burns especially bright. show more

  • 58
    William BibbianiIGN

    If you can get past the many bizarre inconsistencies, The Star is a relatively decent film for young Christian audiences. The writing, voice-acting and animation are unremarkable, but they get the job done, and the film’s heart seems to be in the right place. show more

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Nominated Best Original Song - Motion Picture