Godspell (1973)


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Movie Info

Based on the gospel of St. Matthew, this film is the story of Christ brought into the modern and corrupt venue of New York City -- a flower child living and dying for his beliefs. Based on a Broadway play, this film takes a nostalgic look at the sixties.

Rating: G
Genre: Drama, Musical & Performing Arts, Classics
Directed By: ,
Written By: David Greene, John-Michael Tebelak
On DVD: Apr 4, 2000
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


as John/Judas
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Critic Reviews for Godspell

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

May 29, 2001
AV Club
Top Critic

A lesson in how not to transfer a theatrical musical to the big screen.

Full Review… | April 7, 2011
Film Snobbery

The peppy no-name cast take to the parables like toddlers take to Sesame Street.

Full Review… | July 25, 2007
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Calling this the "Sesame Street" version of the Gospel would be an insult to "Sesame Street."

February 17, 2005
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

Audience Reviews for Godspell

This movie walks a fine line between uplifting and annoying. For the most part I found it really annoying. Maybe I'll watch it again someday to give it another chance.

AJ Verser

Super Reviewer

If it wasn't so obviously religious, I would suspect they were all on drugs. Shocking.

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer


Cool idea, to have a hippy version of Jesus running around the streets and landmarks of New York City with his co-ed disciples, but everybody acts like complete idiots, most of the songs (except for "Day By Day") are dreadful, and they tell boring stories. It's pantomime throughout. There's not much drama or conflict. I tried watching several times, and always got bored.

Lafe Fredbjornson

Super Reviewer

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