Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic

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

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Average Rating: 3.2/5

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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

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  • 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…
  • 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
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  • 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…
  • As a concert film, Jesus Is Magic proves totally lacking in electricity, and for me, even the funnier lines produced only chuckles.

    Dec 9, 2005 | Rating: D+
  • Jesus Is Magic is the second part of the title of comic Sarah Silverman's very funny, very wrong movie, which weaves wacky musical numbers and odd backstage moments with an L.A. performance of her one-woman show.

    Dec 9, 2005 | Rating: 3/4

Audience Reviews for Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic

Sarah Silverman: Who cares? Different religions. I guess the only time it's an issue I suppose would be if you're having a baby, you have to figure out how you want to raise your baby or whatever, which still would not be an issue for us. Because you know, we'd just be honest, and say "Mommy is one of the chosen people, and Daddy believes that Jesus is magic." A strangely edited concert film showcasing Sarah Silverman. One's enjoyment of Silverman as a comedian is certainly going to be the deciding factor here. I am on an OK level with her work as a comedian. I can appreciate her balance between being edgy and borderline racist and I do like how very deliberate she is with her choice of words, pauses on stage, and throwaway one-liners. This film is kind of messy. There is a very unfunny framing device, musical numbers that are OK, and the majority of the film is one particular stand-up session. I never found anything really laugh out loud hilarious, but it was often humorous and a good look at what Silverman has to offer as a comedian. Ok film if you like her style. Sarah Silverman: When God gives you AIDS - and God does give you AIDS, by the way - make lemonAIDS.

Aaron Neuwirth
Aaron Neuwirth

Super Reviewer

If you took away all the musical numbers than this could have been a lot better.

James Alvarez
James Alvarez

Super Reviewer

½

I'm not sure if Silverman is an edgy genius or an intensely irritating attention seeking egotist. A bit like Robin Williams. She undoubtedly has no fear and pricks your conceptions on all the taboos. Her relentless desire to shock does get a little wearing though.

Gordon Anderson
Gordon Anderson

Super Reviewer

The comedy sequences were funny in that really inappropriate way, which is Silverman's schtick. The musical numbers were really annoying. What it comes down to is you either really like Sarah Silverman or you hate her guts. If you hate her, don't bother.

Michael Gildea
Michael Gildea

Super Reviewer

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