Jesus' Son

Critics Consensus

Slight yet ultimately absorbing, Jesus' Son makes effective use of its period setting and talented ensemble cast.

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Movie Info

Set in the early 1970's, "Jesus' Son" is a series of linked yet discrete stories that chart the to-hell-and-back journey of a young man known only as "FH." Told in the way a person might recount a series of anecdotes over a drink -- with all the mistakes and exaggerations, false starts and shuttling back in time that inevitably occurs -- it is a stunning glimpse into the way one man's heart and mind work.

Cast & Crew

Will Patton
John Smith
Greg Germann
Dr. Shanis
Denis Johnson
Writer (Book)
Elizabeth Cuthrell
Writer (Screenplay)
David Urrutia
Writer (Screenplay)
Oren Moverman
Writer (Screenplay)
Steven Tuttleman
Executive Producer
Joe Henry
Original Music
Adam Kimmel
Cinematographer
Stuart Levy
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Geraldine Peroni
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Critic Reviews for Jesus' Son

All Critics (51) | Top Critics (13) | Fresh (41) | Rotten (10)

Audience Reviews for Jesus' Son

  • Dec 21, 2009
    We are all his sons asshole!
    Coxxie M Super Reviewer
  • Apr 21, 2009
    Jesus' Son does great things with its titular character, the mysteriously unnamed Fuckhead. He is immensely likable - check out that winning smile and the off-kilter, observant humor - but his behavior is reprehensible. He is an idiot, but the kind of idiot who you're so close to that you want to help them rather than condemn them. The movie plays with your feelings toward FH, engaging you in a rollercoaster of frustration and pride. And when he gets hurt, it's like a punch to the gut. Billy Crudup's performance, in this way, is really remarkable. He oozes charisma and fun and gentle idiocy to the point where this film becomes a vignette in the life of that crackhead idiot you love to talk to at parties. Also notable is Samantha Morton, in a stunning, indelible performance brimming with risk. Michelle is a completely ugly character, but Morton sells her appeal against all odds.
    Drew S Super Reviewer
  • Nov 19, 2006
    Jesus' Son is a really fun and hysterical movie about the adventures of a dope fiend. Of course, finding the movie fun may be completely missing the point but then again I've always been a fan of the random humor which is served up in abundance here. The story's told through a series of almost vignettes where the great cast (for the most part) only gets a few minutes to shine. The movie never glamorizes drug use but at the same time never really seems to go out of its way to not make it entertaining. If that makes any sense. Unfortunately, the movie (like most drug people I've known through the years) gets dull as hell once it sobers up. Which may or may not be the entire point of the movie. Great movie full of great moments with a great soundtrack.
    Michael G Super Reviewer
  • Jul 26, 2006
    it's okay, worth it only for Jack Black-it is the best part of the movie
    julia G Super Reviewer

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