G.I. Jesús (2006)
Average Rating: 5.7/10
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The American dream of a Mexican citizen who joined the U.S. military in order to gain citizenship fade into a waking nightmare when he returns from active duty in Iraq to discover just how drastically American culture has changed his wife and daughter. All Jesus wanted was to build a better life for his family. In order to do so, he signed up with Uncle Sam and went to defend the American flag on the front lines of Iraq. Now lamenting the fact that rampant consumerism and ravenous consumption
Mar 23, 2007 Wide
Mar 18, 2008
Cineville - Official Site
G. I. Jesus may be a mixed bag, but it is so impressive in so many ways that it demands to be taken seriously.
The choices made by the characters are sure to infuriate some, but at least they add to the discussion.
The scattershot approach may not be masterful, but it does land some glancing blows.
This unruly hodgepodge of actual combat footage and Manchurian Candidate-style surrealism is a bold, often clumsy, but always intriguing piece of work.
Amateurish production values and unpolished writing hinder this occasionally touching portrait of Jesus (Joe Arquette), a Hispanic Iraq war vet returning to his wife and daughter.
G.I. Jesus is what a movie at a film festival should be -- creative, original, and challenging.
G.I. JESÚS isn't perfect but in its modest manner it is an ambitious and intriguing film. It is packed with topics ranging from immigration to the deployment of potentially ill men and women to the lack of proper care for veterans to the haunting effects
Writer-director Carl Colpaert brushes past the most interesting aspect of his own film.
Everything that GI Jesus wants to talk about is worth discussing [but] sadly the third act hits the movie like a torpedo, sending it slowly sinking into failure.
An ambitious set of scrappy performances combined with a screenplay that threatens to fragment from shear edginess. Succeeds only due to the pure sincerity of the cast.
Defiant anti-war metaphorical amalgam of US military martyrdom and boy toy gladiator servitude.
Like other underfunded indies ... G.I. Jesús plays more like a telenovela than a feature film.
An hour into things, G.I. Jesus takes a dramatic left turn, extending a middle finger to materialism and extolling the virtues of cheap beer and good Mexican food over the killing of innocents. It's a message that cuts across borders and politics.
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