The Young Messiah (2016)
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as Old Rabbi (Nazareth)
as Roman Squad Leader
as Old Sarah
as Blind Rabbi
as Eleazer's Mother
as Female Soothsayer
as Bald Soothsayer
as Pilgrim 2
as Wiseman 3
as Eleazer's Cousin
as Mother Crying
as Wizened Soothsayer
as Dove Seller
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Critic Reviews for The Young Messiah
This uninspiring, borderline inept spiritual drama about the Son of God's formative years preaches to the choir.
This pious drama is a work of minimal imagination and even less subtlety.
Perhaps realizing that enticing nonbelievers into another movie about the life of Christ may necessitate the wild-style of a director like Darren Aronofsky, the filmmakers decided to play it safe rather than risk conservative Evangelical rejection.
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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.
It was entertaining at times. Even though it was extremely biblical inaccurate I had somewhat of a good time. It also felt like it went on for 20 minutes to long. 50/100
The Young Messiah is a dull and boring movie that doesn't bring anything new to the table. The performances are fine. The young boy who plays Jesus is fine. So is Sean Bean. The villain overacts in every scene. The production design is good. But the plot is extremely dull. You know how the story will end. There is no mystery or suspense. There isn't any tension in the film. Also, the directing and editing were off. There was too much shaky-cam. Also, there were many strange camera angles in the film. The film is poorly edited It is edited sloppily. The script is alright. There are a couple of moments where cheesy dialogue is present, but other than that it's fine. Overall, there are many worse Christian films out there. Still, the film is very boring and is poorly made.
The Young Messiah Quotes
|Cleopas:||"I hate hiding in caves!"|
|Cleopas:||I hate hiding in caves!|
|Joseph:||Your questions are the questions of a child and your answers are for a man.|
|Jesus:||You don't know the answers, do you? You don't know what's going to happen! (to Satan)|
|Jesus:||You don't know the answers, do you? You don't know what's going to happen!|
|Joseph:||How do we explain God to His own son?|
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