The Jesus Rolls Reviews
April 23, 2021
Ill-advised sequel has no idea what it is, why it exists or who it's for.
January 30, 2021
It'll take more than a few White Russians to wash The Jesus Rolls down.
January 19, 2021
Tonal atrocities abound in this pointless amalgam of a Big Lebowski side-quel and an age-inappropriate remake of the 1974 French film Going Places. The cameo-filled The Jesus Rolls fails both of its sources, yet also manages to fail on its own terms.
September 17, 2020
If something is anything less than a trifle, The Jesus Rolls is definitely it.
August 19, 2020
A curate's egg, let down by juvenile humour, a pungent whiff of self-indulgence, and a dark turn that almost sends it careering off the road.
May 15, 2020
From one desperate misfire of a gag to another, with occasional detours into sometimes tragic seriousness, everyone flails around trying to make it work. It doesn't.
May 8, 2020
The major appeal of the original was in the pairing of Depardieu and Dewaere, who were comedy magic. Turturro and Cannavale have some good comic moments but, unsurprisingly, they don't recapture the same magic.
April 28, 2020
While the wandering nature of the plot is intentional, and charming in a shaggy sort of way, Jesus is less interesting now with an entire movie all to himself.
April 6, 2020
Fair play to Turturro for going in such a strange direction, and assembling a pretty killer cast, but it's unlikely to satisfy even the most ardent Quintana enthusiast.
April 3, 2020
I can't help but feel a strange affection for this misbegotten picture. It's such a screwy idea shoving a random Coen character into one of your raunchy world cinema favorites, like remaking 'Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!' with Mike Yanagita from 'Fargo.'
March 30, 2020
The Jesus Rolls, while a passion project for the writer/director/star, comes off like a flat fever dream. The famous faces are fun and at times there's a wee bit of misfit charm, but in the end it's clumsy and churlish.
March 23, 2020
Choppiness is the real issue. There are baffling shunts from town to country, while the middle stretch tosses up scenes with no real function or punchline.
March 22, 2020
No amount of added context can override the feeling that the Jesus was never meant to be more than a one-joke character.
March 20, 2020
The film defies expectations at every point as it casually strolls through an amusing freeform odyssey about crime and friendship. It's all rather random and ridiculous, but it has a certain smiley charm.
March 18, 2020
The Jesus Rolls falters repeatedly on the comedy, drama and pathos fronts. It doesn't quite end up in the gutter but it's still far from a strike.
March 16, 2020
Takes a very West Coast character and puts him in the East, while also transporting an extremely French story to America. And those are just the least of the things that don't add up.
March 13, 2020
A tedious and dull affair that (without the Big Lebowski connection) might have ended as a mediocre drama comedy rather than an abysmal sequel to a classic.