Greaser's Palace
Greaser's Palace (1972)

In Greaser's Palace, Alan Arbus plays a zoot-suited character named Jesse, who is not only a Christlike figure, he is Christ. En route to Jerusalem, where he hopes to find work as a "singer-dancer-actor," Jesse finds himself… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1972
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Critic Score: 40% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Vincent Canby
New York Times

The film, I'm told, cost close to $1-million, and it looks it, which depresses me even more than its witlessness.

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Nathan Rabin
AV Club

As a product of an unusually adventurous time in cinema history, Greaser's Palace has perverse appeal. As a comedy, it's virtually unwatchable.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

An embarrassment.

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Greg S
A zoot-suited messiah parachutes into a Western town, performs miracles and boogie-woogie songs, and gets crucified. A string of subtle, absurd sketches… More
Eric Broome
I first saw "Greaser's Palace" in the late '70s, when I was far too young to understand its allegorical aspects. The one detail I always… More