Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic

Critics Consensus

Silverman's brand of humor is dirty, offensive, and, judging from this film, very, very funny.



Total Count: 101


Audience Score

User Ratings: 21,197
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Movie Info

The film comprises Sarah Silverman's performance before a live audience interwoven with stylish musical numbers and backstage intrigue. Comedians Bob Odenkirk and Brian Posehn also make appearances along with Silverman's band, The Silver Men. Known as one of the funniest and most provocative people in comedy, Silverman has been compared to the legendary Lenny Bruce. Despite the current political climate, she takes on such pitch-black topics as September 11th, unwanted body hair and the Holocaust and spins them into decidedly un-PC comedic gold.

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Critic Reviews for Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic

All Critics (101) | Top Critics (33)

  • Her comic persona is that of a clueless and politically incorrect hipster who says terrible things without being aware of their shock value. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't.

    Aug 1, 2008 | Rating: 2/5
  • Bad-taste material, delivered with an insouciance that looks easy until you see lesser comics trying it, is what she does best: killer gags about seven-year-old lesbians and Jews killing Jesus.

    Aug 1, 2008 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Hit'n'miss gags that target 9/11, rape, the Holocaust and Aids ("If God gives you Aids, I say, 'Make Lemon-Aids'!") prove that Silverman is a gifted performer but that sometimes busting taboos isn't enough in itself.

    Aug 1, 2008 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Kevin Maher

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • Not to everyone's taste but her legions of internet fans won't be disappointed. Anyone who can come up with a line like 'I don't care if you think I'm a racist, I just want you to think I'm thin,' is okay in our books.

    Aug 1, 2008 | Rating: 4/6 | Full Review…

    Tim Arthur

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • I wouldn't take my mother, but this stand-up movie is pretty funny.

    Dec 15, 2005 | Rating: 4/5
  • Silverman comes across as a racist, callous diva in Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic.

    Dec 9, 2005 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic

  • Feb 26, 2013
    Controversial yet extremely funny, that's why I like Sarah Silverman, the only funny Jewish comedian. Breaking the boundary and filled with taboo topics. Well crafted mockumentary.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Jul 01, 2011
    If you don't love Sarah Silverman, then don't watch this! If you find her off-kilter comedy intriguing, then you should enjoy this blend of stand-up and musical numbers! I wasn't expecting the musicals, but was pleasantly surprised by them!
    James B Super Reviewer
  • Nov 20, 2010
    awful sense of humor, very cocky, and she is very offensive and not in a funny way, probably one of the worst comedians i have ever listened to
    Paul A Super Reviewer
  • Oct 20, 2010
    Funny but the musical numbers are very hit and miss. More jokes, less music.
    Sunil J Super Reviewer

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