Jesus Camp Reviews

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Common Sense Media Editors
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Eye-opening look at the Evangelicals among us.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
A disturbing, unflinching portrait of religion and its effects on children when in the hands of psychotic strangers and bad parents.
Jonathan Kiefer
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film
December 7, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Matthew Turner
November 24, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Derek Malcolm
This is London
November 23, 2007
Why bother with horror films when you can see this?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sam Jordison
November 23, 2007
Flawed editing and intrusive and irritating commentary hardly detract from the shock value of this disturbing documentary. Compulsory viewing for anyone in the least bit concerned about religious extremism.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Carmen Grey
Total Film
November 23, 2007
This gripping shock-doc looks inside the Kids on Fire evangelical summer camp in North Dakota, where training starts young for a "new army of God" to "take back America for Christ".
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jamie Russell
November 23, 2007
This unabashedly liberal documentary tries to redress the balance by giving the rest of America a wake up call: not all scary fundamentalists come strapped with explosives.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
November 23, 2007
Filmakers Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady don't bother with a polemical voiceover a la Michael Moore but skilfully stitch together the comments of the evangelicals themselves. It doesn't make for a pretty picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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David Jenkins
Time Out
November 22, 2007
A brave, thoughtful documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/6
Owen Williams
Empire Magazine
November 3, 2007
Funny, sad and horrifying. Anti-fundamentalist rather than anti-Christian, this deserves to preach to more than just the converted.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Louis Proyect
February 27, 2007
Almost as scary as "Village of the Damned". 12 year olds who aspire to be the next James Dobson!
Norm Schrager
January 28, 2007
will be viewed as a modern classic in the decades to come.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
January 27, 2007
Ewing and Grady present this disturbing material in the only manner that it can be offered effectively
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Kam Williams
Upstage Magazine
January 24, 2007
With an admirable impartiality, filmmakers Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady allow the camera to make these kids look like Bible-thumping kooks as they quote scriptures and try to convert strangers they meet on the street.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Phil Hall
EDGE Boston
January 23, 2007
Effective documentary, if somewhat repetitious.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
December 21, 2006
One of the scariest movies I've ever seen. It's not a question of differing beliefs; it's a question of a separate society that will not accept differing beliefs
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
December 8, 2006
fascinating, eye-opening ... Although non-believers might find some of Fischer's rituals laughable, 'Jesus Camp' takes both the woman and her crusade very seriously, as it should.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
December 3, 2006
O fato é que é assustador perceber que Fischer, Haggard (que hipócrita!) e demais pastores realmente acreditam no acerto de suas ações, jamais percebendo que o que chamam de "salvação" beira, na verdade, o abuso de crianças.
| Original Score: 4/5
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
February 27, 2009
Top Critic
Claudia Puig
USA Today
September 1, 2007
John Thomason
Orlando Weekly
January 25, 2007
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 7, 2006

Baltimore Sun
October 7, 2006
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
October 1, 2006
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