G.I. Jesús (2007) - Rotten Tomatoes

G.I. Jesús (2007)



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The American dream of a Mexican citizen who joined the U.S. military in order to gain citizenship fade into a waking nightmare when he returns from active duty in Iraq to discover just how drastically American culture has changed his wife and daughter. All Jesus wanted was to build a better life for his family. In order to do so, he signed up with Uncle Sam and went to defend the American flag on the front lines of Iraq. Now lamenting the fact that rampant consumerism and ravenous consumption have corrupted his wife and daughter and threatened the very foundation of his family, Jesus determines to reclaim his Mexican heritage by doing whatever it takes to cross the border back into Mexico.


Critic Reviews for G.I. Jesús

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (8)

[Director] Colpaert makes nice use of blue and green hues, and he makes some valid points about the Iraqi war. But the script lacks coherence and ends with a 180-degree flip that lessens the impact of what has gone before.

Full Review… | April 11, 2007
New York Post
Top Critic

G. I. Jesus may be a mixed bag, but it is so impressive in so many ways that it demands to be taken seriously.

April 9, 2007
New York Times
Top Critic

For such a gritty indie film, it's galling that [Arquette] and his family are so handsomely photogenic in a generic Hollywood way. Where's the rebellious truth in that?

Full Review… | March 23, 2007
Houston Chronicle
Top Critic

The choices made by the characters are sure to infuriate some, but at least they add to the discussion.

Full Review… | January 26, 2007
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

The scattershot approach may not be masterful, but it does land some glancing blows.

Full Review… | January 25, 2007
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

... Colpaert has so vividly seized the contemporary moment, and explored it with his own eyes and conscience.

January 25, 2007
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for G.I. Jesús

Doesn't this sound like the kinda movie where Jesus Christ becomes a G.I? Now that really "takes the cake!!"

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