The Young Messiah

A drama based on the childhood of Jesus Christ.

Overall B+

Although the Bible provides few details about the childhood of Jesus Christ, this movie presents a possible version of his early life and how he discovered his religious mission.

Release date March 11, 2016

Violence C
Sexual Content B
Profanity B+
Substance Use B-

Why is The Young Messiah rated PG-13? The MPAA rated The Young Messiah PG-13 for some violence and thematic elements.

Run Time: 111 minutes

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The Young Messiah
Rating & Content Info

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Why is The Young Messiah rated PG-13? The Young Messiah is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for some violence and thematic elements.

Violence: Scenes throughout this movie depict physical confrontations involving swords and knives, which include bloody stabbings and slashings. One scene depicts various men being crucified (hung on crosses); a later scene shows a soldier stabbing one of these men in an effort to shorten his misery. A man accosts a woman and appears to be planning to rape her, however two other people intervene and halt the attack. When a young child bullies another child, an accident results that causes the perpetrator to fall down and die—he is later revived. Scenes of verbal altercation, threats and peril are seen, some of which will be frightening to younger children.

Sexual Content: It appears a man intends to rape a woman, but the act is interrupted. A woman in a skimpy costume dances for a king. Vague, period terminology is used to imply a woman is a prostitute. A character calls a man’s wife a “whore”. The miraculous conception of a child is spoken of in vague terms.

Language: Infrequent racial and sexual slurs are used.

Alcohol / Drug Use: A character attempts to bribe a soldier with wine. Social drinking is depicted.

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The Young Messiah
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence.
Alberta PG
Manitoba PG Not Recommeded for Young Children.
Ontario PG Violence.
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

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Cast and Crew

The Young Messiah is directed by Cyrus Nowrasteh and stars Sean Bean, Adam Greaves-Neal, Sara Lazzaro, Jonathan Bailey.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Young Messiah movie is June 14, 2016. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: The Young Messiah
Release Date: 14 June 2016
The Young Messiah releases to home video (Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD) with the following supplements:
- Deleted Scenes
- The Making of The Young Messiah
- Feature Commentary with Director/Co-Writer Cyrus Nowrasteh and Co-Writer Betsy Giffen Nowrasteh

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Other movies portraying the life of Jesus Christ include The Nativity Story and Son of God.

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