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Jesus Camp Reviews

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November 20, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 22, 2006
It knows what it's looking for and, once it finds it, it serves it up to its own chosen audience of Blue Staters. It's the flip side of its own subjects. It's preaching to the unconverted.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 6, 2006
It might be too much to ask for a little more diversity in the movie's subjects. Aren't there any boring, conventionally innocent kids marching in God's army?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 6, 2006
By gilding the lily so shamelessly, Ewing and Grady guarantee they'll preach only to the converted.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 6, 2006
Camp, pardon the pun, is preaching to the converted, and it isn't strong enough to sway anyone sitting on the fence.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
February 6, 2012
Jesus Camp doesn't just preach to the converted, it bores and frightens them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 29, 2006
Filmmakers Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady lump all evangelicals together, failing to distinguish the more fundamentalist Pentecostals, and they've clumsily inserted some unnecessary editorializing from talk-radio host Mike Papantonio.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 6, 2006
I sympathize with the directors' agenda, but this is a movie in which shots of American flags and 'God Bless the U.S.A.' signs are supposed to be as ominous as hammer-and-sickle insignia in a 'duck and cover' propaganda film.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 22, 2006
[Ewing and Grady] take the techniques of the Jesus campers too close to heart: Admit no doubt and keep preaching until they've got the point.
Read More | Original Score: C+
September 19, 2006
The doc these kids would make with flea market camcorders couldn't possibly be as ugly as this absurdly hypocritical critique of the far right's role in escalating the culture war.
September 29, 2006
...can be draining for those, like myself, who get enough of these people already in our daily lives
September 29, 2006
The filmmakers are out to demonize, not humanize, which means their movie ends up preaching to the liberal choir instead of shedding any real light into the evangelical Christian movement.
November 23, 2007
Some lively material - but nothing new.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2011
Eye-opening look at the Evangelicals among us.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 23, 2007
This gripping shock-doc looks inside the Kids on Fire evangelical summer camp in North Dakota, where training starts young for a "new army of God" to "take back America for Christ".
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 30, 2006
The deck is stacked here, but that doesn't make the scenes at the camp any less real.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 20, 2006
...a very scary movie; one that makes it impossible to ignore the cultural schism in America, the very real war between those who know they have the answers, and those who entertain some doubt.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 92/100
September 1, 2006
Ewing and Grady cover the proceedings thoroughly, although, considering the intense and fertile subject matter, it would have been hard to screw it up... the filmmakers rightly limit their scope to the camp and its participants.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 7, 2006
Both disturbing and enlightening.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 6, 2006
One of those documentaries so well crafted you should wonder what was left on the cutting-room floor.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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