G.I. Jesús
G.I. Jesús (2007)

From writer/director Carl Colpaert comes this satirical anti-war film starring Joe Arquette as the title character, a young Mexican man who agrees to join the U.S. military and serve in Iraq in exchange for citizenship. Back home before… More

Directed By:
Rated: R
Running Time:
Release Date: March 18, 2008
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
50%
Flixster
User Score
33%


Critic Score: 50% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
V.A. Musetto
New York Post

[Director] Colpaert makes nice use of blue and green hues, and he makes some valid points about the Iraqi war. But the script lacks coherence and ends with a 180-degree flip that lessens the impact of what has gone before.

Full review…
Michael Ordońa
Los Angeles Times

The choices made by the characters are sure to infuriate some, but at least they add to the discussion.

Full review…
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

Amateurish production values and unpolished writing hinder this occasionally touching portrait of Jesus (Joe Arquette), a Hispanic Iraq war vet returning to his wife and daughter.

Full review…
Matt Zoller Seitz
New York Times

G. I. Jesus may be a mixed bag, but it is so impressive in so many ways that it demands to be taken seriously.

New York Magazine/Vulture

The scattershot approach may not be masterful, but it does land some glancing blows.

Full review…
Tony Macklin
Las Vegas Weekly

G.I. Jesus is what a movie at a film festival should be -- creative, original, and challenging.

Full review…
Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle

For such a gritty indie film, it's galling that [Arquette] and his family are so handsomely photogenic in a generic Hollywood way. Where's the rebellious truth in that?

Full review…
F.X. Feeney
L.A. Weekly

... Colpaert has so vividly seized the contemporary moment, and explored it with his own eyes and conscience.

Full review…
Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews

G.I. JESÚS isn't perfect but in its modest manner it is an ambitious and intriguing film. It is packed with topics ranging from immigration to the deployment of potentially ill men and women to the lack of proper care for veterans to the haunting effects

Full review…
More reviews for G.I. Jesús