Jesus' Son
Jesus' Son (1999)

JESUS' SON is the intense, edgy, often hilarious story of a young man's circuitous journey from drug dependency and petty crime to a life redeemed by this startling discovery of compassion. The story is set in the drug subculture of… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: September 19, 2000
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81%
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83%



Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

takes some different turns

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

The film uses dreamlike quality to evoke youth subculture of the 1970s, and Billy Crudup is perfectlt cast as a man who believes he possesses healing powers and wants to do good, but his attempts always end disastrously

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Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer

When the film finds a note of bittersweet conclusion, I'm wondering why all these colorful threads remained so loose when they might have woven into an interesting story.

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Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine

JESUS' SON is bottom of the line trash that wants to be art. Full of self important crap, tedious performances, and embarrassing experimental flourishes, this is a movie to avoid at all costs.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Manages to blend its stories together into a nearly seamless narrative, sliding dreamily from one episode to the next before we even realize we've gone.

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

Crudup is a talented young actor.

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

While one is able to get interested in FH's internal workings, it's more difficult to get too invested in his external actions--that is, on rare occasion he does act rather than react.

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Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

Despite the occasional miscalculation and disappointing last half-hour, an estimable piece of work.

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Prairie Miller
filmgazette.com

...between a wasted world of heartland junkies and the dazed, private induced euphoria of one hopeful loser among them.

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Coxxie Mild Sauce
We are all his sons asshole!
Aaron Neuwirth
See this for all of the supporting actors involved.
Michael Gildea
Jesus' Son is a really fun and hysterical movie about the adventures of a dope fiend. Of course, finding the movie fun may be completely missing the point… More
Drew Smith
Jesus' Son does great things with its titular character, the mysteriously unnamed Fuckhead. He is immensely likable - check out that winning smile and the… More