The Green Pastures Reviews

July 15, 2020
This is all a lot of tommyrot, as the only thing it is keeping with is the white man's idea and desire to see the poor black man in rags, squalor, and privation.
October 18, 2019
Green Pastures does not portray the idea of heaven of "thousands of quaint Negroes in the South.'' It doesn't portray the idea of Negroes anywhere, or of any class.
June 24, 2006
Constructed as a series of Sunday School Bible stories linked by spirituals, it has enormous charm in its folklorish fancies... What is offensive is the way in which the depths of plangent suffering that inspired the spirituals are totally ignored.
January 2, 2005
All African-American cast in dated but powerful religious drama.