The Young Mes­siah

The TV Guide - - MR TELLY -

Star­ring Sean Bean, Vin­cent Walsh. Direc­tor Cyrus Nowrasteh.

This one is def­i­nitely for the faith­ful. It takes a look at the life of a young Je­sus when, as a seven year old, he be­gins to ap­pre­ci­ate he is dif­fer­ent from other kids – af­ter all how many of them can cure their sick rel­a­tives or bring a bird back from the dead? How­ever, while it is easy to mock, this is a film that has its mo­ments de­spite a to­tal lack of drama. Sean Bean might turn in a stand­out per­for­mance as a Ro­man sol­dier sent to kill the young Mes­siah – but ev­ery­one knows he is doomed to fail. Still, as one critic said, ev­ery hero de­serves a back story and you don’t get more heroic than the son of God.

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