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Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
November 10, 2005
A movie that filled me with an urgent desire to see Sarah Silverman in a different movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jeff Otto
IGN Movies
November 10, 2005
The magic is mostly missing from this Sarah show.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeff Otto
IGN Movies UK
August 1, 2008
Skip this one and check Sarah Silverman out on stage for real.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ellen E Jones
Total Film
August 1, 2008
By the end you'll feel like a bored parent trapped in the front row of the school play.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Cornelius
eFilmCritic.com
June 22, 2006
Silverman fails at what she does not because she says dirty things, but because that's all she says, and she's not very good at it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
It's a brutally disappointing and unfunny movie for such a hilarious woman.
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
October 28, 2005
If only "Jesus Is Magic" had stuck with the jokes...she should leave the musical comedy to fellow New Hampshirite Adam Sandler
Full Review | Original Score: C
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
November 19, 2005
"Jesus is Magic" is of a caliber that would have been better left for an hour-long HBO comedy special.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
November 10, 2005
Sarah Silverman is a skilled performer, and Jesus Is Magic is occasionally very funny, but don't be fooled: naughty as she may seem, she's playing it safe.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
November 11, 2005
For her first concert film, comedian Sarah Silverman trots out about 40 minutes' worth of her best stand-up material and pads the rest with an assortment of ill-conceived and unfunny skits and musical numbers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
November 11, 2005
The comedian and her director, Liam Lynch, have framed about an hour's worth of concert footage with bogus backstage scenes to pad this out to feature length.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
December 9, 2005
As a concert film, Jesus Is Magic proves totally lacking in electricity, and for me, even the funnier lines produced only chuckles.
| Original Score: D+
December 3, 2005
Sarah is sometimes very funny, sometimes flat, but definitely not for the easily offended.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Pete Vonder Haar
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Once you become accustomed to her material and begin to anticipate it, some of the shine comes off the act.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
October 29, 2005
...unless one is already a follower of Silverman's work, Jesus is Magic isn't going to come off as anything other than a very long 72 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Sean O'Connell
Charlotte Weekly
December 21, 2005
(Silverman) finds what's funny about an uncomfortable situation, then plunges past the point of good taste to end on shocking instead of entertaining.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Tony Medley
tonymedley.com
November 9, 2005
The language and the points of view are disgusting. This is a film that is in such poor taste that it's almost impossible to endure.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/10
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
December 15, 2005
Barely 70 minutes, but any more of her routine might drive audiences either to the showers or to church.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Phil Kloer
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
December 1, 2005
There are a number of wonderfully wicked lines, but overall the movie feels slack and self-indulgent, more of a decent HBO special that's being asked to do more than it can.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
August 1, 2008
Ultimately, it's difficult to resist...especially when she comes out with lines like: "I don't care if you think I'm racist - I just want you to think I'm thin."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

Boston Phoenix
December 6, 2005
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
December 6, 2005
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AV Club
December 6, 2005

Baltimore Sun
December 17, 2005
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