Screen Door Jesus
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 82%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"...A slyly observed slice of Americana."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"Despite the conflicting statements on faith and religion, revenge and forgiveness, and sex and love, the divergent arguments are ultimately part of the ramshackle grace and peculiar charm of this modest, frequently-satisfying film."
‑ Joey Guerra, Houston Chronicle
"Davis has ambition to burn and should be commended for shooting for the stars. That he had to go through the entire Old and New Testaments to try to get there is, alas, unfortunate."
‑ Christopher Null,
"New filmmaker Kirk Davis miraculously melds numerous characters and ideas together with entertaining and thought-provoking results."
‑ Betty Jo Tucker, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
"'s refreshing to see a film that not only doesn't demonize, but actually distinguishes between different strains of old-time Southern religion."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, L.A. Weekly
"[Its] gutsy, madly ambiguous unleashing of a mixed bag of religious reactions attests to a genuine sense of regionalism."
‑ Ronnie Scheib, Variety
"It's a knowing, dare I say sweet, little film that takes pains to let the characters speak for themselves, never rallying behind an implicit religious message, which may be the best message of all."
‑ Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle
"It's a mixture of people we've all met before with stories we can believe and the simple message that folks need to chill the hell out and stop asking the question, 'Yes, but what KIND of Christian are you?' Great flick."
‑ Oz,
"Screen Door Jesus demonstrates why [Robert] Altman is a genius and [director Kirk] Davis is a novice."
‑ Richard Nilsen, Arizona Republic
"An overlooked and ignored gem."
‑ Eric D. Snider,
"When a film comes along that confronts tough issues and manages to keep everything real without dividing its audience, it deserves massive praise."
‑ Bill Clark, FromTheBalcony
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