Jesus' Son
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In this independent drama, a young man tries to find himself in the early 1970s as he wades through a swamp of heroin addiction. FH (Billy Crudup) is a well-intentioned but weak-willed man whose propensity for messing up his life has earned him his nickname, short for "F--khead." FH's problems with drugs begin in earnest when he falls in love with Michelle (Samantha Morton), a beautiful but emotionally unsettled woman addicted to heroin. FH soon finds himself drawn to the needle, and the couple drifts from one incident to the next, some funny and some horrifying. Michelle rescues… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 81%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"takes some different turns"
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
"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"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"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."
‑ Jeffrey Overstreet, Looking Closer
"This might be the best junkie film ever made."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Excellent dialogue, direction, and acting injected into a rather bland film."
‑ Ross Anthony, Hollywood Report Card
"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."
‑ Austin Kennedy, Sin Magazine
"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."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Crudup is a talented young actor."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
"In this funky drama a good-hearted loser is surprized by grace."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"reveals the underlying humor beneath the lives of the sad, the tattered, the broken and the pathetic."
‑ Jeremiah Kipp,
"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."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Despite the occasional miscalculation and disappointing last half-hour, an estimable piece of work."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"...between a wasted world of heartland junkies and the dazed, private induced euphoria of one hopeful loser among them."
‑ Prairie Miller,
"Makes its own quiet impact."
‑ Eric Monder, Film Journal International
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