MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Down 18 this week

The Nativity Story (2006)

 -  Drama | Family  -  1 December 2006 (USA)
6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 7,444 users   Metascore: 52/100
Reviews: 199 user | 120 critic | 28 from Metacritic.com

A drama that focuses on the period in Mary and Joseph's life where they journeyed to Bethlehem for the birth of Jesus.

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 21 titles
created 27 Dec 2011
 
a list of 31 titles
created 28 Jul 2012
 
a list of 21 titles
created 02 Dec 2012
 
a list of 38 titles
created 22 Feb 2013
 
a list of 45 titles
created 28 Nov 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Nativity Story (2006)

The Nativity Story (2006) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Nativity Story.

User Polls

3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Star of Bethlehem (Video 2007)
Documentary | Family | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

"We saw His star in the east and we have come to worship Him" (Matthew 2:2) The biblical report in the Gospel of Matthew tells a story of wise men reporting to Herod about a "King" born ... See full synopsis »

Director: Stephen Vidano
The Nativity (TV Movie 1978)
Biography | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The story of the courtship of Joseph and Mary, and of the events leading up to the first Christmas.

Director: Bernard L. Kowalski
Stars: Madeleine Stowe, John Shea, Jane Wyatt
Whale Rider (2002)
Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A contemporary story of love, rejection and triumph as a young Maori girl fights to fulfill a destiny her grandfather refuses to recognize.

Director: Niki Caro
Stars: Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rawiri Paratene, Vicky Haughton
Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A young boy fighting cancer writes letters to God, touching lives in his neighborhood and community and inspiring hope among everyone he comes in contact. An unsuspecting substitute postman... See full summary »

Directors: David Nixon, Patrick Doughtie
Stars: Tanner Maguire, Jeffrey Johnson, Robyn Lively
Nativity! (2009)
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An improvised comedy based around a school nativity play.

Director: Debbie Isitt
Stars: Martin Freeman, Marc Wootton, Jason Watkins
Comedy | Family | Music

After winning the lottery, E, a young Maori Rapper returns home to New Zealand to find his musical and traditional roots. In the quest to find his voice he soon becomes lost as love, ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Herd
Stars: Keisha Castle-Hughes, Sarah Bishop, Adam Saunders
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

After being implanted with a microchip that gives him special powers, a dog engages a young boy in conversation and adventure. Befriended by a local police officer, the dog, the boy and his... See full summary »

Directors: Oren Goldman, Stav Ozdoba
Stars: Sammy Kahn, Stephanie Sherrin, Joe Morton
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
Joaquim
...
...
...
...
...
...
Stefan Kalipha ...
Alessandro Giuggioli ...
Farida Ouchani ...
Ruth
Saïd Amadis ...
Tero
...
Mary's Friend
Edit

Storyline

In Nazareth, teenager Mary is betrothed to the local carpenter, Joseph. Mary is visited by an angel and told that she will fulfill a prophecy and as a virgin give birth to God's son, the savior of the world. Mary's pregnancy brings her the scorn of the community and Joseph struggles to believe her seemingly outlandish story. Meanwhile, a census forces every man and his family to return to his place of birth. Joesph and Mary set out on a long and arduous journey to Bethlehem. This story is based on the Biblical account of the birth of Jesus Christ. Written by L. Hamre

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Her child would change the world. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some violent content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 December 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Nativity  »

Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£78,553 (UK) (8 December 2006)

Gross:

$37,617,947 (USA) (12 January 2007)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| |

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Because it isn't specifically stated in the Bible itself, various sources have given different theories regarding which Wiseman gave Jesus which gift. In this case, Melchior is shown giving the gold, Balthasar the frankincense, and Gaspar the myrrh. See more »

Goofs

King Herod steps out on rampart in Jerusalem during one scene and a large expanse of the city can be seen (as matte painting) in background. During another scene, he steps out on same location and city background is missing (sky background instead). See more »

Quotes

King Herod: I will end this threat to my rule.
[Herod then sends all his guards to kill any child under 2 years old - or any woman carrying a child]
Townswoman: No, not my child.
See more »

Connections

Featured in Smagsdommerne: Episode #4.18 (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

In Rosa Vernat Lilium
(The Rose and the Lily)
Music by Mychael Danna
Lyrics by Elizabeth Danna
Performed by Azam Ali
Azam Ali appears courtesy of Six Degrees Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Finally, a Christmas film without Santa Clause.
17 November 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

While in Hawaii recently, I had a chance to preview The Nativity Story, in its complete form, which, surprisingly, turned out to be quite a good film. I guess as a Christian, I am going to be seen as biased. And that's fair, however as a filmmaker as well, I will say that the majority of Christian or Christian based films I have seen are quite simply lower grade movies. That's why, this one in particular was very refreshing.

The story itself of course I was familiar with having grown up hearing it every Christmas time. And, surprisingly, I think it translates very well onto the screen. I was surprised at the humour they were able to bring out (mainly with the Three Kings storyline) and I was actually quite impressed with the movie in general. It was nice to see actors of the correct age and race. Jesus was not white, despite what some may say.

The movie was not perfect, few are. It was obviously PG friendly as there were a few things that were toned down (I guess babies in that day didn't have umbilical cords), but do we really need to see that? No, not really. All in all it was a very enjoyable film that hopefully makes its way as a holiday classic for years to come.


106 of 136 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
If you follow the word of Jesus aren't you Jewish... goddessxinda
Favorite Nativity depicted on film? angmc43
Mary's age??? DrModel17
Did any one else notice? hellokitty23142
Discuss The Nativity Story (2006) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?