“The Nativity Story”: Your Reviews

Since snow and ice have kept me from the Seattle press screenings of The Nativity Story, chances are you will see the movie before I do. (I’m going to try to catch a Saturday or Sunday matinee.)

If you see it, tell us what you think of it. The reviews in the mainstream press are wide-ranging, from ridicule to raves. I know at least one Seattle church has rented out a whole theater for an early screening tonight. Is your church planning anything?

Post your review in the Comments below. I’m looking forward to your impressions.

UPDATE:

  • Steven D. Greydanus at Decent Films says THIS.
  • Peter T. Chattaway at Christianity Today Movies says THIS.
  • Mainstream reviews are archived at Metacritic and Rotten Tomatoes, as usual.
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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet has two passions: writing fiction, and celebrating art — music, cinema, photography, literature — through writing and teaching. He is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” — Through a Screen Darkly. And his four-novel fantasy series, The Auralia Thread, which begins with Auralia's Colors, was published by Random House. He speaks at universities and conferences around the world about understanding art through eyes of faith. He is earning his MFA in Creative Writing at Seattle Pacific University, where he has worked for 11 years as an editor, writer, and communications project manager. His work has been recognized in The New Yorker, TIME, The Seattle Times, IMAGE, Ravi Zacharias International — and Christianity Today, where he served as a film journalist for more than a decade. He recently began a weekly column called "Listening Closer" for Christ and Pop Culture.

  • Gene Branaman

    Jeffrey, you usually mention these things so you might not know that Steven Greydanus’ reveiw is up at Decent Films, too.

    http://www.decentfilms.com/sections/reviews/nativitystory.html

    I’ll be seeing it over the weekend. I’m taking my Mom ‘cos she’s so cool. ;)

  • Matt Page

    Since you asked, My review is up, and our church is doing a screening. It’s partly cos our venue doubled booked us so we had to cancel our previous Christmas event.


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