• The Young Messiah (2016)

The Young Messiah

Release Date: March 11th, 2016

DVD Release Date: June 14th, 2016

PG-13 |1 hr 51 min

Plot Summary

Mary (Sara Lazzaro), Joseph (Vincent Walsh) and 7-year-old Jesus (Adam Greaves-Neal) embark on a journey from Egypt to Nazareth after the young boy miraculously brings someone back to life. When King Herod (Jonathan Bailey) orders the death of the child, Roman centurion Severus (Sean Bean) starts to pursue the family across the desert. As Mary and Joseph worry about his safety, Jesus' natural curiosity allows him to understand more about the world and his remarkable powers.

Cast: Adam Greaves-Neal, Sara Lazzaro, Vincent Walsh, Finn Ireland, Christian McKay, Agni Scott, Jane Lapotaire, Duné Medros

Director: Cyrus Nowrasteh

Genres: Historical drama

Production Co: 1492 Pictures, CJ Entertainment

Distributors: Focus Features

Keywords: Fascinating, Gripping, Family, Father, House, Mother, Pursuit, Emotional

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    TheWrap

    Young Messiah is more quiet than action-driven, more sober than fantastical (that slinky Satan notwithstanding), and more dull than poetic. show more

  • 40
    Keith UhlichThe Hollywood Reporter

    The Young Messiah is just, like, barely competent enough that the faith-based target audience won't feel entirely cheated. show more

  • 50
    Christy LemireRogerEbert.com

    That’s one dismayingly archaic trend throughout The Young Messiah: the fiendish characters are also wildly effeminate. show more

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