Screen Door Jesus (2003)
Average Rating: 7.3/10
Reviews Counted: 11
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Average Rating: 7/10
Critic Reviews: 5
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 1
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Average Rating: 3/5
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Verna Lynn Cunningha...
Old Man Nickles
Mayor Roy Huckaby
George Herbert Sr.
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...it's refreshing to see a film that not only doesn't demonize, but actually distinguishes between different strains of old-time Southern religion.
Screen Door Jesus demonstrates why [Robert] Altman is a genius and [director Kirk] Davis is a novice.
Despite the conflicting statements on faith and religion, revenge and forgiveness, and sex and love, the divergent arguments are ultimately part of the ramshackle grace and peculiar charm of this modest, frequently-satisfying film.
[Its] gutsy, madly ambiguous unleashing of a mixed bag of religious reactions attests to a genuine sense of regionalism.
Davis has ambition to burn and should be commended for shooting for the stars. That he had to go through the entire Old and New Testaments to try to get there is, alas, unfortunate.
It's a knowing, dare I say sweet, little film that takes pains to let the characters speak for themselves, never rallying behind an implicit religious message, which may be the best message of all.
When a film comes along that confronts tough issues and manages to keep everything real without dividing its audience, it deserves massive praise.
New filmmaker Kirk Davis miraculously melds numerous characters and ideas together with entertaining and thought-provoking results.
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- Dawson: You got your fundamentalists in there. Now, they're afraid to think.Then you got your scholars in there and they think too much.
- Old Man Nickles: I got a lawn jockey Moses in my back yard.
- Mayor Roy Huckaby: Every good parable has more than one meaning.
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