The Nativity Story

Synopsis: In Nazareth, teenager Mary is betrothed to the local carpenter, Joseph. Mary is visited by an angel and told that she will fulfill a prophecy and as a virgin give birth to God's son, the savior of the world. Mary's pregnancy brings her the scorn of the community and Joseph struggles to believe her seemingly outlandish story. Meanwhile, a census forces every man and his family to return to his place of birth. Joseph and Mary set out on a long and arduous journey to Bethlehem. This story is based on the Biblical account of the birth of Jesus Christ.
Genre: Drama, Family, History
Director(s): Catherine Hardwicke
Production: New Line Cinema
  3 wins & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
101 min

- Next.

- Step in line!

- No, please, no.

- No! No! Aliyah!

- Help me!


No! Help me!

Help me!


Come here, Mary.

Aaron! Aaron!


Back in line, all of you!

Take this man's animal...

and one-third of his land

to be seized...

for the continued good

of Herod's kingdom.

Please, if I don't have enough land, my...

What? What,

you and your family will die?

All of us must die.

Some sooner than others. Move.

Kill it, we have enough.


One half shekel for the temple.


How did you...

The soldiers, their thirst for blood...

is matched only

by their thirst for money.

Thank you.

Tell your father

that they left her behind.

He needs his pride.

Your Excellency,

Masada will be as glorious...

as your palace in Jerusalem.

The bathing pool,

fed by the water from the aqueducts.

Have them stop.

Build another pool up there...

and have it spill into

the pool below as a waterfall...

and cover the walls with golden tiles.

To reflect the light.

To reflect the light.

Your Excellency knows,

to acquire this much gold...

Is why I have loyal subjects.

The tax collection in Galilee,

any sign of rebellion?

None that remain.

"None that remain" means there was.

And what of the prophecy?

The awaited Messiah?

Is this the cause of their dissension?

The prophecy is a myth,

Your Excellency...

embraced by those unwise enough

to worship their true king.

What is unwise, Tero, is to take

such a prophecy too lightly.


Try, Gaspar.

Any clue we find

may be the final piece.

"A star...

"shall come forth...

"from the land of...

Of Israel?


But, Melchior...

The words speak to the very pattern

I have been watching.

Balthasar, if what the prophet

says here is true...

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Mike Rich

Michael A. "Mike" Rich (born 1959) is an American screenwriter best known for his writing on sports-related films. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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