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Directors David Greene and John-Michael Tebelak collaborate with composer Stephen Schwartz to bring his wildly successful Broadway musical, Godspell, to the big screen. Told almost entirely in song, Godspell presents the gospel of St. Matthew updated to New York City of the late '60s/early '70s, featuring Jesus Christ as a wandering minstrel dressed like a circus clown. By blowing on an instrument that reaches only the ears of a select few around the bustling city, John the Baptist (David Haskell) summons nine simpatico hippies to a fountain in Central Park, where they revel in the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 62%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A lesson in how not to transfer a theatrical musical to the big screen."
‑ Phil Hall, Film Snobbery
"Engaging Hair wannabe."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"We can be the happiest of all creatures if we will just dance to the rhythm of our comic songbook souls."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"The peppy no-name cast take to the parables like toddlers take to Sesame Street."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Delightful piece of 1970s nostalgia; many memorable tunes"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"Calling this the "Sesame Street" version of the Gospel would be an insult to "Sesame Street.""
‑ Jeffrey Westhoff, Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
"Seventies musical based on the Gospel of St. Matthew is spirited and touching."
‑ James Rocchi, Netflix
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