Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus Reviews
March 1, 2007
To say the film lingers in the mind like a nightmare is not to say it is unpleasant.
May 29, 2006
The music was fine; the tour was suspect.
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
January 21, 2006
The stories, usually told by white men, grow banal, and the richness of White's world increasingly seems limited in scope . . . seems racially myopic.
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 25, 2005
According to this, there are only 3 types of people in the South: the sinners on the road to hell, the religious fanatics praying for them, and the people who sing about both.
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 5, 2005
The atmosphere conveyed is possibly too vivid. By the time the movie is over, you'll probably feel the need to take a shower just to scrub off the lingering, psychic grime.
August 5, 2005
The soundtrack [provides] the brooding Southern atmosphere that sometimes eludes Douglas on this beautifully shot but strangely distant road trip.
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.