What Would Jesus Buy?
What Would Jesus Buy? (2007)

Bill Talen is a New York-based activist and performance artist who since the late '90s has won notoriety for his character Rev. Billy. Rev. Billy is a wildly charismatic street preacher and self-appointed leader of the Church of Stop… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: April 22, 2008
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Critic Score: 56% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: WWJB is an eye opening doc about consumerism that manages to be both funny and informative.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

The good reverend and his crew do their best to get busted at assorted corporate shrines (Disneyland, the Mall of America), but their media-driven antics serve only to underline Spurlock's add-water-and-stir approach to political documentary.

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Ted Fry
Seattle Times

What Would Jesus Buy? is paved with good intentions...

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David Bezanson
Filmcritic.com

So we need a better movie about this subject. As usual.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

What Would Jesus Buy? is must-see viewing for anyone who thinks of Christmas as just a mall and its night visitors.

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Ian Buckwalter
DCist

In WWJB, we don't really feel like we get to know anyone that well, not even the primary subjects of the film: Billy and his choir.

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Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze

The shopaholic wages of sin are...the Shopocalypse!

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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

WWJB? encourages viewers to think outside the big box of super stores such as Wal-Mart.

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Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

This funny, yet thought provoking film asks many questions that have plagued consumerism for decades. While much of the ground tracked over is old, it fits perfectly into the modern economic situation.

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Mark Keizer
Boxoffice Magazine

Reverend Billy is a charismatic presence, even if his shtick is too silly and the documentary too unfocused to motivate any serious change in the nation's holiday spending habits.

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Flixster Audience Score: 59% Flixster User Reviews
Remi Logan
I love Morgan Spurlock and Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping! Think they're doing good work. "What Would Jesus Buy" is a… More