American Jesus (2014)




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AMERICAN JESUS is a vivid mosaic of personalities and conflicting points of view that emerges as a portrait of an America yearning for solace and meaning in the modern world. An exploration of Christianity in every faction of American life, from the bread line to the yoga studio, from the humble churches of snake handlers to the mega churches of the ex-urbs. Christian cowboys, bikers and musicians, comedians, surfers and cage-fighters, they are all doing it for Christ. (C) Glass Eye Pix
Documentary , Special Interest
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Critic Reviews for American Jesus

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (4)

The reduction of Christianity into just another political group feels like a dilution, a conversion of wine into water.

Full Review… | May 23, 2014
Los Angeles Times
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Distinguished by stirring photography, empathetic interviewing, and a shrewd sense of who to let talk and who to cut off.

Full Review… | May 18, 2014
Village Voice
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The film becomes a hodgepodge that will enlighten few viewers.

Full Review… | May 14, 2014
Hollywood Reporter
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It's not clear what Aram Garriga thinks he is accomplishing in his simplistic "American Jesus," but he's not accomplishing much.

Full Review… | May 13, 2014
New York Times
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...if [Garriga's] portrait of American Christianity is not representative, it certainly is interesting, taking Americans as well as foreigners to many places they have probably not been before.

Full Review… | June 12, 2014

A less preachy Religulous, but just as outrageously entertaining.

Full Review… | May 15, 2014
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Audience Reviews for American Jesus


Fairly interesting. I felt it was unbalanced, but I guess that was the point. Christianity and pop culture are an explosive mix at times. I don't regret watching this, but I don't feel I learned a whole lot either.

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