Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus Reviews

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July 21, 2005
Ultimately, pic feels very much like a romanticized, outsider's view of the South that willfully seeks out the culture's strangest, most weirdo aspects for other outsiders' gleeful delectation.
July 20, 2005
While the camera does capture some terrific images of a part of the country that seems to have been stopped in time some decades ago, too often the condescending tone and pretentiousness undercut the attempts at sociological exploration.
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 13, 2005
A sort of BBC Hee Haw, meant to reassure Brits and New Yorkers that the South is indeed a land of pistol-toting, Jesus-praising gap-toothed freaks.
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.
July 5, 2005
Sloppily made and choked with every imaginable white trash Dixie stereotype.
July 1, 2005
Grim at times but almost always humorous, and with sympathy for backwoods, backwaters and their inhabitants, singer-songwriter Jim White is an illuminating Stage Manager.
July 1, 2005
An atmospheric investigation into the inspirational mixture of religiosity and criminality that hangs like a pall over the rural communities of the country's lower half.
May 5, 2004
Entrancing cinematography is accompanied by what is, hands down, the best film music of 2004...underscores the brutality of being left out of the American Dream.
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