Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic (2005)

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

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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.
Rating:
R (Language)
Genre:
Comedy , Musical & Performing Arts
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Cast

Bob Odenkirk
as manager
Brian Posehn
as Friend
Steve Agee
as guy in wings
La'vin Kiyano
as African American Guy
David Derby
as bass guitar player
Robin Goldwasser
as harmonies
Jim Bodma
as Grandma's friend
Brody Stevens
as Jewish Agent
Eddie B. Smith
as African American Guy
Jonathan Kimmel
as harmonies
Jon Cellini
as funeral attendee
Suzannah Fagan
as soccer mom
Dee Kaye
as soccer mom
Ben Matthews
as Grandma's Friend
Mark Mclane
as Funeral Attendee
Peggy Mollin
as Grandma's Friend
Lillian Mower
as Grandma's Friend
Emily Petta
as Funeral Attendee
Alexa Power
as Grandma's Friend
Kelsie Lynn
as Understudy
Harry Schatz
as Grandma's Friend
Robert Towers
as Grandma's Friend
Wendy Walden
as Funeral Attendee
Jonathan Kimmel
as harmonies
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Critic Reviews for Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic

All Critics (100) | Top Critics (30)

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.

Full Review… | July 31, 2008
Time Out
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Full Review… | February 26, 2007
Entertainment Weekly
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I wouldn't take my mother, but this stand-up movie is pretty funny.

December 15, 2005
Arizona Republic
Top Critic

Silverman comes across as a racist, callous diva in Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic.

Full Review… | December 9, 2005
Houston Chronicle
Top Critic

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

December 9, 2005
Denver Rocky Mountain News
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | December 9, 2005
Denver Post
Top Critic

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

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