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Da Sweet Blood of Jesus has no shortage of style, but it isn't enough to make this horror-tinged Spike Lee joint one of his best -- or worth recommending. Read critic reviews

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An anthropologist (Stephen Tyrone Williams) awakes with a thirst for blood after an assistant stabs him with a cursed dagger.

Cast & Crew

Zaraah Abrahams
Ganja Hightower
Rami Malek
Seneschal Higginbottom
Elvis Nolasco
Lafayette Hightower
Joie Lee
Nirse Colquitt
Felicia "Snoop" Pearson
Lucky Mays
Jeni Perillo
Sahara Paysinger
Spike Lee
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All Critics (44) | Top Critics (19) | Fresh (20) | Rotten (24)

  • Spike Lee, the old guard of black indie filmmaking, gets his mojo back with this classy, urbane vampireish art film that is a beauty to behold. Sophisticated, demented, eerie, erotica, prepare to be shocked and flabbergasted.

    March 15, 2017 | Full Review…
  • It's a startlingly incompetent film, suggesting that we've reached a point where Lee's instincts as a filmmaker - so unimpeachable a quarter century ago - have abandoned him entirely.

    June 18, 2016 | Full Review…
  • "Da Sweet Blood of Jesus" is a bold but wildly uneven, bloody mess of a film, sunk in large part by the subpar performances by nearly every major character in nearly every major role.

    February 26, 2015 | Rating: 1.5
  • Never once does the film feel sharp on black identity (as did Bill Gunn's original), and the terror is theoretical only.

    February 20, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • The film is a hypnotically nightmarish mood piece more than anything else; it makes sense and yet doesn't make sense, in the way that dreams do and don't make sense.

    February 13, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Unrepentant, uneven and unique, "Da Sweet Blood of Jesus" proves that Lee can still make a film worthy of the arguments it will most certainly start.

    February 13, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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