Wise Blood
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Set in the Deep South during the postwar era, Wise Blood stars Brad Dourif as an aimless veteran, who decides to become a Bible-thumping preacher (for a questionable concern called "The Church Wihout Christ") principally because he hasn't anything better lined up. Dourif links up with a veteran of the hellfire-and-brimstone circuit, who for business purposes pretends to be blind. The older man persuades Dourif to blind himself for real so that he can truly "see the light" (yes, the movie is that weird). Director Huston, himself, appears as Dourif's grandfather.… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"I dont have to run away from anything cause I dont believe in anything!"
‑ Christopher Long, Movie Metropolis
"Any film that features both Harry Dean Stanton and Ned Beatty as scam artists and its tale about religious hypocrisy borders on madness, is one not to be missed."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Wise Blood is one of the best realized religious drama in many a moon."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"strange, sub-Coen Brothers caricature that, especially when underscored with Alex North's deliberately hammy hillbilly music, never amounts to much more than a condescending tragicomic satire of spiritual emptiness"
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"perhaps the most ballistic of Huston's late-period films"
‑ Chris Cabin, Filmcritic.com
"Huston stays true to the novel's events but draws from the story all the black comedy he can find. We are in strange territory."
‑ Matthew Sorrento, Film Threat
"Huston's Wise Blood is a sharp, busy canvas that, like a man with a good car, doesn't need to be justified."
‑ Bill Weber, Slant Magazine
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