Elmer Gantry Reviews

August 6, 2010
The film pulls few punches in its story of the hypocrisy, materialism, and opportunism at the heart of the evangelical world of Bible-thumping barnstorming revival troupes
April 8, 2008
Brooks honors the spirit of Lewis' cynical commentary on circus-type primitive exhortation with pictorial imagery that is always pungent. He also has written dialog that is frank and biting.
April 8, 2008
This gets progressively nastier and winds up with an impressive hellfire finish.
April 8, 2008
Brooks was the ultimate vulgarizer of serious literature.
January 26, 2006
With a host of fine performances, and a strong sense of period and place conveyed by John Alton's lush camerawork, there's still plenty to enjoy.
May 20, 2003
The briskly paced drama of a religious opportunist, his colleagues and his times utilizes the tools of the motion picture in expert fashion.
March 10, 2003
Lancaster and Simmons are scorching as the con artist and the evangelist who join forces in the 1920s Midwest.
December 18, 2002