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James' Journey to Jerusalem Reviews

August 20, 2004
A pointed and funny allegory about a clash of values.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 21, 2004
This darkly comic parable wonderfully contrasts modern corruptions against simple Christian faith.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
May 14, 2004
A sly and insightful fable about a religious pilgrimage derailed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 14, 2004
An engaging and poignant film, one that could only be done by an insider.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 29, 2004
A fluid and often funny morality tale.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
April 2, 2004
Searing little parable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 26, 2004
Given the fact that the protagonist's smiling acquiescence to bondage comes uncomfortably close to a Stepin Fetchit caricature, James' Journey almost makes forced servitude seem like a jaunty lark.
March 26, 2004
The most vital force in this movie is actor Shibe. As James, his tenacious naivete gives the movie a sort of heartening electricity.
March 25, 2004
James offers an ironic yet unflinching look at some of the least idealistic, most cutthroat aspects of Israeli society.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
March 25, 2004
An enjoyable, sneaky-smart fable about the collision between innocence and experience.
March 16, 2004
A morality tale that transcends its specific details to resonate with a universality.
March 11, 2004
This wise, clever Israeli film reintroduces the once-popular concept of film as allegory, as it follows a Christian pilgrim on his bumpy road to salvation.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 5, 2004
Funny, knowing and immensely enjoyable.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 4, 2004
A young African Christian travels to Israel in an insightful drama about the moral conflict between religious idealism and the crude materialism of the modern world.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 4, 2004
Much of the charm of James is attributable to Siyabonga Melongisi Shibe, the absorbing South African actor who portrays the enchantingly guileless religious pilgrim of the title.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 3, 2004
It offers two atrocious ethnic stereotypes for the price of one.
Full Review | Original Score: D
March 2, 2004
A deceptively modest fable of innocence abroad that resonates with the situation within Israel and without.