Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus Reviews

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March 1, 2007
To say the film lingers in the mind like a nightmare is not to say it is unpleasant.
May 5, 2006
It's a slow, ponderous film -- too slow and too ponderous, maybe -- but an intriguing one, often funny, sometimes unnerving, and altogether hard to forget.
February 10, 2006
Calling this a documentary is a bit of a misnomer, as Douglas splices staged music numbers into his travelogue footage to paint his surreal homage to the Deep South
November 10, 2005
White says you can't really understand the South if its not in your blood, and he's probably right. But the film does an admirable job trying to give us a transfusion.
October 20, 2005
The soundtrack, which includes Lee Sexton, The Handsome Family and others, is full of haunting Southern sounds; the camera work is inventive; and the interviews give you an off-center sense of place that equals at least one aspect of the South.
October 7, 2005
Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus is one of those movie-long non sequiturs where, though one thought does not logically follow another, we know what is meant.
September 26, 2005
Andrew Douglas' meandering documentary Searching For The Wrong-Eyed Jesus contains fantastic images--pictures that haven't been captured so intimately before.
August 12, 2005
A portrait of rural America as beautiful as it is bizarre.
August 7, 2005
Brooding, often beautiful tone poem of a documentary.
August 4, 2005
This is the only film I have seen that captures a true essence of the South's unique if odd beauty.
August 3, 2005
Succeeds in being both awestruck and affectionate, rather than mocking in tone.
July 29, 2005
Douglas has crafted a beautifully shot and edited film that treats its subjects fairly.
July 28, 2005
Decidedly strange, delightfully demented.
July 15, 2005
The film is evocatively shot and White is a strikingly eloquent raconteur.
July 15, 2005
Gradually, though, White pushes the film toward significance by encouraging a deeper examination of two primary preoccupations of the region: sin and penance.
July 15, 2005
This beautifully photographed documentary by filmmaker Andrew Douglas captures what White rightly calls the 'immensity' of Southern culture in most, if not all of its permutations.
July 14, 2005
Utterly fascinating journey.
July 13, 2005
Jim White, the songwriter and hero of alt-country music, conducts a highly selective back-roads tour of the rural Deep South in this richly lyrical documentary.
July 13, 2005
The atmosphere that Andrew Douglas' documentary captures so poetically is checkered with rocking Pentecostal churches and abandoned school buses, but you won't encounter any of the smirking condescension.
July 12, 2005
Andrew Douglas's vivid documentary drinks it in, casting aside road movie linearity in favor of a trailer park surrealism cobbled from drifting traveling shots and abstracted images.
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