The Young Messiah

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  111 min.
Release Date: March 11, 2016
DVD: June 14, 2016

Current rating: Rating: 3.86
based on 42 votes and 11 reviews
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Cast: Adam Greaves-Neal, Sean Bean, David Bradley, Lee Boardman, Sara Lazzaro, Vincent Walsh


This film tells the story of Jesus Christ, son of Mary and Joseph and Son of God. When the film picks up, Jesus (Adam Greaves-Neal) is seven years old and deeply loved by Mary (Sarah Lazzaro) and Joseph (Vincent Walsh), despite their struggle to accept that Jesus is God's child.

The film follows the family's return to Nazareth from Egypt, chronicling Jesus' understanding of His own divine nature and purpose, and showcases the family's conflict with the Romans, led by Severus (Sean Bean), who are desperately searching for Him.

Based on Anne Rice's novel Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt.

Director: Cyrus Nowrasteh
Studio: Entertainment One
Producer(s): Mark Radcliffe, Michael Barnathan, Chris Columbus, Tracy K. Price, Mark W. Shaw
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  • 5 stars "Wonderful movie! It was very believable and found myself totally engrossed in the story. All the actors were exceptional but especially Adam Greaves-Neal who was perfect in the part. I will look for his other work. The country it was filmed in was beautiful and believable. This will become a yearly special for us. We saw it on Netflix but I intend on purchasing it."
  • 5 stars "We just watched The Young Messiah and thought it was exceptional! It was so believable that I could imagine Jesus being that age and found myself talking to the movie! The actors were all fantastic but especially Adam Greaves-Neal, he was born for the part! This will be a permanent annual movie for us. We watched it on Netflix."
  • 5 stars "no Adam Graves-Neal is Amazing!!! As well, as the other cast members!! A Fabulous Movie. They chose the actors perfectly for this film. British accents be damned- considering the movie characters are middle eastern!! I've yet to return this movie back to Netflix, I have watched it over 30 times. It still gives me goosebumps in certain scenes!! My favorite has got to be when Jesus tells the Devil.."Don't touch me, never lay your hands on me." It's seems as though Adam has portrayed Jesus here, as he will be when he grows up....without realizing who he really is, yet. The young boy shows glimpses of the man he has yet to become. Netflix won't be getting their movie back. :)"