The Young Messiah

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The inspiring and unique story of seven-year-old Jesus Christ and His family as they come to a fuller understanding of His divine nature and purpose.

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Cast

Sean Bean
as Severus
David Bradley
as Old Rabbi (Nazareth)
Lee Boardman
as Roman Squad Leader
Jane Lapotaire
as Old Sarah
David Burke
as Blind Rabbi
Dorotea Mercuri
as Eleazer's Mother
Jarreth J. Merz
as Eleazer's Father
Giselda Volodi
as Female Soothsayer
Jarreth J. Merz
as Eleazer's Father
Lydia Muijen
as Bald Soothsayer
Douglas Dean
as Physician
Matt Patresi
as Cynical Stranger
Simone Spinazze
as Eli - Impoverished Pilgrim
Marco Iannone
as Wiseman 3
Gabrielle Dentoni
as Eleazer's Cousin
Gabrielle Chiararo
as Mother Crying
Ioan Gunn
as Wizened Soothsayer
Andrea Scarduzio
as Dove Seller
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  • Sep 13, 2016
    Based on an Anne Rice novel, The Young Messiah is an apocryphal story about Jesus Christ as a child. Set after the death of King Herod the Great, Joseph and Mary decide to end their exile in Egypt and move back to Nazareth while also grappling with what to tell Jesus as he starts questioning who he is and his abilities. Most of the film seems inspired by non-canonical Christian scriptures, which present some interesting questions but don't have a lot to say spiritually. Nevertheless, it's an interesting story and the production values are really good. Also, the use of fresh unknown actors helps with the authentic period feel. The Young Messiah isn't bad film really, but it undercuts its relevance by going outside of traditional Christian mythology.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Mar 07, 2016
    Standard speculative conjecture about what might've happened in the life of Christ when he was only a wee one, delivered in that mock seriousness these types of films revel in. Ho-hum. Still, better than Risen was. Already waiting for Mel Gibson's follow-up to Passion of The Christ.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer

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