The scholarly interest is not completely lacking, though, and so far, these are the reviews I have found from New Testament scholars:
Waiting for the Magnificat
Scot McKnight, Relevant Magazine
McKnight enjoys the film, sometimes feels he was there in the first century, falls in love with Joseph but not Mary and wishes for more of the Magnificat.The Nativity-- The Birth of a Classic?
Ben Witherington (blog)
He thinks it's "not only not bad . . . actually pretty good". Unlike McKnight, he likes the portrait of Mary. He is not so keen on the CGI Jerusalem, or shepherds and magi at the manger at the same time, but otherwise it is thumbs up.Witherington's review reveals that Darrell Bock was one of those consulted for the film and Bock himself has some brief reflections. (We'd love to see more!).