The Young Messiah (2016) - Drama, Fantasy

Hohum Score

23

Watchable

Tells the story of Jesus Christ at age seven as he and his family depart Egypt to return home to Nazareth. Told from his childhood perspective, it follows young Jesus as he grows into his religious identity.

IMDB: 5.6
Director: Cyrus Nowrasteh
Stars: Adam Greaves-Neal, Vincent Walsh
Length: 111 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 4 out of 40 found boring (10%)

One-line Reviews (31)

Benignly Boring .

I'm delighted to see a plethora of faith-promoting cinema, and I think that's because so many of us believers are grasping onto whatever shreds of hope that still remain in our dark and dreary world, not to mention the financial success marketing to a faithful populace who thirsts and hungers for something worthy, something uplifting, something not vile, vulgar, gratuitous, or profane.

Sean Bean & Clive Russell are justly famous actors, always worth watching in any film, David Bradley & David Burke made interesting rabbis, and Rory Keenan had an unusual take on the Devil (though I disapprove of demonizing blond males, as is popular nowadays).

It's done in quite an exciting way with a constant sense of danger as the evil King Herod dispatches Roman soldiers to kill Jesus.

Slow pace would be an overstatement.

Take a breathtaking journey into a year in the life of "The Young Messiah".

Entertaining .

The roads, rivers, and mountain locales were also stunning.

"The Young Messiah" is very original and surprisingly entertaining.

Like any epic story, it enriches the experience to be immersed in the subject matter.

the young Adam Greaves - Neal is far to be the perfect choice for a role who represents only source of confusion.

I long for the day when we expect more from these kinds of movies other than them being benignly boring.

I highly recommend it.

The soundtrack is as bland, dispassionate and warm as the film itself.

Adam Greaves-Neal carefully crafts a compelling young Jesus.

After drawn-out moments of pensive staring and one half-hearted occasion of necromancy, the family decides to trek back to Judiah since the infamous King Herod is dead.

This movie is interesting and entertaining, whether you are a Cheistian or not.

It's just breathtaking as to how I imagine the accuracy of the day was.

The setting is breathtaking, and this is overall a very beautiful film.

The murdering of all the little boys was also depicted with splatters of blood and shadows, which gave me pause as to whether it would be appropriate for sensitive young viewers, it was pretty intense and scary.

This engaging dramatization remains faithful to the underlying message of scripture even as it speculates about the childhood of Jesus (played here, age 7, a topic on which the Gospels are virtually silent.

Rory Keenan has very strange hair and is bored in his role as Satan.

Boring movie.

This was refreshing to watch and at times I had watery eyes too but this is a feel good film and it is definitely worth watching.

A developing story line and entertaining characters.

I am usually not a fan of too many Christian movies because of the often cringe-worthy acting, directing, overly obvious and predictable story lines (obviously not applicable to historical movies), etc. However, this movie, from the acting, to the cinematography and story line was absolutely riveting and simply beautiful.

The cast's bland performance doesn't help.

This movie was fascinating.

"The Young Messiah" is a well-produced and surprisingly entertaining film.

Very enjoyable .

Thoughtfully compelling .