“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 is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” called Through a Screen Darkly, and a four-volume series of fantasy novels called The Auralia Thread, which includes Auralia’s Colors, Cyndere’s Midnight, Raven’s Ladder, and The Ale Boy’s Feast. Jeffrey is a contributing editor for Seattle Pacific University’s Response magazine, and he writes about art, faith, and culture for Image, Filmwell, and his own website, LookingCloser.org. His work has also appeared in Paste, Relevant, Books and Culture, and Christianity Today (where he was a film columnist and critic for almost a decade). He lives in Shoreline, Washington. Visit him on Facebook at facebook.com/jeffreyoverstreethq.

  • 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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