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The Young Messiah (2016)

PG-13 | | Drama, Fantasy | 11 March 2016 (USA)
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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.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jesus
... Mary
... Joseph
... James (as Finn McLeod Ireland)
... Cleopas
... Miriam
Lois Ellington ... Salome
... Old Sarah
Duné Medros ... Riba (as Dune Medros)
... The Demon
... Severus
... Weer
... Herod
... Old Rabbi (Nazareth)
... The Blind Rabbi


At the age of 7, Jesus Bar-Joseph lives with his family in Alexandria, Egypt, where they have fled to avoid a massacre of children by King Herod of Israel. Jesus knows that his parents Joseph and Mary have secrets they are keeping from him, secrets about his birth and about traits that make him very different from other boys. His parents, however, believe him too young to grasp the truth of his miraculous birth and purpose. Learning that the murderous Herod is dead, they set out to return to their home of Nazareth in Israel, unaware that Herod's namesake son is, like his father, determined to see the boy Jesus dead. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Experience your faith through the wonder of the child. See more »


Drama | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG - 13 for some violence and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

11 March 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt  »


Box Office


$18,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,294,876, 13 March 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$6,462,576, 17 April 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,313,697, 31 December 2016
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The actor portraying Jesus is named Adam. Incidentally, theologians give Jesus the title 'New' or 'Second Adam', saving man unlike Adam, the First Man, who brought sin into the world. See more »


[first lines]
Salome: For a camel, you make a triangle like this.
[drawing in the dirt]
Salome: That's the hump. It's so easy. See? Then some lines for legs here. Teacher taught me how to do this. He showed me elephants and cats, too. But I told him you like camels. That's the neck.
[looking up]
Salome: You're not watching. Then on top, I put another triangle for a head. They have big round eyes and a skinny tail here.
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Barcheinu Avinu
Written by Shlomo Carlebach (as Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach), BMI
Used with the permission of the Estate of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach
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Did they forget to read the actual Bible
26 August 2016 | by See all my reviews

There are so many things wrong with this movie. I am fine that they wanted to make a speculative movie about Jesus as a youth, but at least use the facts we do know. Let's start with the fact that they have him meet the Wise Men as a babe. He was close to 2 years old when they arrive. Also Joseph and Mary had left prior to the children being killed. Then the reason they leave Egypt since they are told it is safe. Ummmm, this movie is all about it not being safe. Then they have him going to the temple at age 7, he was 12. And why do they always have Jesus not knowing who he is? I am pretty certain Joseph and Mary told Christ who He was from the earliest days. And even if they didn't He would know since He is the Son of God. Yes everyone knows the secret that He is God except Him. I don't buy it. About the only thing they got correct was I am sure Satan tried to tempt him. Serious Train Wreck!

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