The Jesus Rolls Reviews

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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 29, 2020
Outrageously funny! A witty, exuberant and wildly entertaining screwball comedy. It will leave you in stitches.
February 28, 2020
There are some scattered big laughs, although Turturro's scattershot script reinforces Jesus' appeal in smaller doses.
February 28, 2020
It's hard to make a movie about annoying wanderers interesting, engaging, or realistic -- three words no one would use to describe this film.
February 28, 2020
However, The Jesus Rolls throws a gutterball down the farcical greasy lane in an unimaginative sex buddy road flick where the thin-layered juvenile raunchiness is a strikeout of the unwanted kind.
February 27, 2020
[A] gutter ball of a sophomoric, white middle-age male sex farce fantasy that quickly wears out an already tenuous welcome.
February 27, 2020
There are perhaps worse ideas than spinning off side characters from the Coen brothers' cult fave The Big Lebowski. But why it needed to be hair-netted bowling bully Jesus Quintana is known only to John Turturro.
February 27, 2020
John Turturro thought there was a full feature film in Quintana and so, decades later, we get "The Jesus Rolls," which doesn't quite prove him right.
February 27, 2020
The movie doesn't always work, but it's never boring.
February 27, 2020
The Jesus Rolls travels down a bumpy road, using bland sex jokes as a bandage for every pothole it hits.
February 27, 2020
The Jesus Rolls might have actually worked better as a follow-up to Y tu mamá también given that it's mostly two horny guys on the road chasing tail twenty years past their prime.
February 27, 2020
A mostly leaden affair that's distanced from "The Big Lebowski" in style, humor, and personality. It's indulgent work, intentionally so, and never as entertaining as Turturro believes.
February 26, 2020
The Jesus Rolls feels special, like a kind of prized trinket, a sun-dappled sexual fantasia, chased by the specter of death in pursuit of a life of leisure. It's a touching and singular work, a louche fantasy.
February 26, 2020
At once a Big Lebowski spinoff and an oddball remake of Going Places, John Turturro's well-meaning vanity project is much less than the sum of its parts.
February 25, 2020
The Jesus Rolls is not The Big Lebowski 2 but it has its charms.
February 25, 2020
Every minute that The Jesus isn't in a bowling alley Turturro and his movie lose a lot of what made him stand out.
October 17, 2019
In the end, the project doesn't really work.
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