The Jesus Rolls Reviews

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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 1, 2020
The Jesus Rolls has no excuse at all.
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 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.
March 10, 2020
The story is little more than a nihilistic road trip of petty crime and sex
March 7, 2020
In the end The Jesus Rolls] is a quirky diversion. Nothing more.
March 3, 2020
The aimless, strictly bush league movie, unfortunately, cannot reprise the unbridled strut of Quintana's 'Lebowski' braggadocio, suggesting perhaps we should leave the resurrection of beloved characters to the professionals.
March 2, 2020
The Dude abides, but it's hard to bear The Jesus Rolls.
February 29, 2020
The narrative is built on dialogue as characters with different backgrounds collide in this crazy adventure of sex and crime.
February 29, 2020
John Turturro's The Big Lebowski sequel is a vanity project that blights the resumés of everyone involved.
February 29, 2020
It is very odd and not very good, but occasionally it ends up being charming in a goofy, almost innocent sort of way.
February 29, 2020
... the result adds little to the already spotty record of movies in which secondary characters take the lead...
February 28, 2020
There are some scattered big laughs, although Turturro's scattershot script reinforces Jesus' appeal in smaller doses.
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