Screen Door Jesus
Screen Door Jesus (2005)

Kirk Davis' debut feature Screen Door Jesus charts the uproar that breaks out when the image of Christ appears on a screen door in a small Texas town called Bethlehem.

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: April 17, 2007
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Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

...A slyly observed slice of Americana.

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Joey Guerra
Houston Chronicle

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.

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Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

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.

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Luke Y. Thompson
L.A. Weekly

...it's refreshing to see a film that not only doesn't demonize, but actually distinguishes between different strains of old-time Southern religion.

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Ronnie Scheib
Variety

[Its] gutsy, madly ambiguous unleashing of a mixed bag of religious reactions attests to a genuine sense of regionalism.

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Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle

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.

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Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic

Screen Door Jesus demonstrates why [Robert] Altman is a genius and [director Kirk] Davis is a novice.

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Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com

An overlooked and ignored gem.

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Bill Clark
FromTheBalcony

When a film comes along that confronts tough issues and manages to keep everything real without dividing its audience, it deserves massive praise.

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