The Green Pastures Reviews

October 18, 2019
[Rex Ingram] doubles ably as Adam and the Prophet Hezdrel.
March 26, 2009
The Green Pastures is a simple, enchanting, audience-captivating all-Negro cinematic fable.
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.
May 21, 2003
[It's] hard not to like the simple and gratifying theology of [Pastures] as much as anything about it. It has concreteness and gives one a nostalgic feeling that it ought to be true and that if it isn't we are all, somehow, obscurely the worst for it.