Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus Reviews

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.
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.
July 29, 2005
Douglas has crafted a beautifully shot and edited film that treats its subjects fairly.
July 28, 2005
A hit-and-miss experience.
July 28, 2005
Decidedly strange, delightfully demented.
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
Gradually, though, White pushes the film toward significance by encouraging a deeper examination of two primary preoccupations of the region: sin and penance.
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 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.