Review: The Nativity Story

As the title suggest, it’s the story leading up to the supposed birth of Jesus. As such, it won’t provide any new insights or interesting points of view. As it’s almost a 1:1 rehash of the Bible, and the only difference I can tell, is that the Three Wise Kings are used for comic relief. Then again, I was never much of a reader, so correct me if I’m wrong.
Cinematically, it’s decent, choosing visceral wide shots now and then, to keep your mind off the slow pace. Acting is not spectacular, but up to par.
As an entertaining, enlightning or inspiring movie, I don’t think it has much to offer, Christmas time or not (just grab a The Passion of the Christ DVD).5.

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