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What Would Jesus Buy? Reviews

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Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
September 30, 2008
This funny, yet thought provoking film asks many questions that have plagued consumerism for decades. While much of the ground tracked over is old, it fits perfectly into the modern economic situation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze
April 12, 2008
The shopaholic wages of sin are...the Shopocalypse!
Mark Keizer
Boxoffice Magazine
April 3, 2008
Reverend Billy is a charismatic presence, even if his shtick is too silly and the documentary too unfocused to motivate any serious change in the nation's holiday spending habits.
Jonathan Kiefer
Sacramento News & Review
December 21, 2007
Having illuminated the many dimensions in that vast universe between the flat affect of creative depression and the modish affectation of emo posing, Corbijn manages Control with elegant, understated veneration.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
December 17, 2007
Genuine and meaningful provocateurs like Talen are vital, and his message is a glad one to anymore who abhors the WalMart-ification of America.
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune
December 13, 2007
An amiable but also angry documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Paul Kosidowski
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
December 13, 2007
Obvious or not, heeding Reverend Billy's anti-Shopacolypse gospel could make your holidays a little simpler, sweeter, and saner.
| Original Score: 3/4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
December 8, 2007
It's not much of a film, but it's a swell opinion column.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Michael Sragow
Baltimore Sun
December 7, 2007
My nomination for a new Christmas perennial: What Would Jesus Buy?
| Original Score: B+
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
December 7, 2007
Watch it, then cut back on your credit-card purchases and say Hallelujah! to Reverend Billy.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
December 6, 2007
What Would Jesus Buy? is must-see viewing for anyone who thinks of Christmas as just a mall and its night visitors.
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
December 6, 2007
WWJB? encourages viewers to think outside the big box of super stores such as Wal-Mart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jennifer Merin
About.com
December 3, 2007
What Would Jesus Buy? is a wonderful film. It's a must-see pre-Christmas, or at any time of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Ted Fry
Seattle Times
November 30, 2007
What Would Jesus Buy? is paved with good intentions...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
William Arnold
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
November 29, 2007
An entertaining and eye-opening Christmas documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 29, 2007
Fake collar or not, he makes a pretty good preacher.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Jessica Reaves
Chicago Tribune
November 29, 2007
It's a wickedly effective indictment of America's consumer compulsion, our mindless shopping and the multinational corporations controlling it all.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
November 29, 2007
In a strange way, "What Would Jesus Buy?" might actually be the most heartwarming holiday movie out there this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Gregory Kirschling
Entertainment Weekly
November 28, 2007
If Gary Busey ever played Elmer Gantry, he'd look like Reverend Billy, the real-life fire-and-brimstone preacher who embarks ''on a mission to save Christmas from overconsumption."
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
November 28, 2007
One of the producers of What Would Jesus Buy? was Morgan Spurlock, and the film is very much in the spirit of his Super Size Me.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution
October 18, 2008
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 18, 2008
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 18, 2008

Slant Magazine
December 1, 2007
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