Godspell (1973)

Godspell began as a special acting project at the Carnegie-Mellon drama department, then blossomed into a professional production at New York's Cafe La Mama. Today it is so often produced by parochial high schools that it's hard to… More

Rated: G
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DVD Release Date: April 4, 2000
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Critic Score: 62% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Phil Hall
Film Snobbery

A lesson in how not to transfer a theatrical musical to the big screen.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

Engaging Hair wannabe.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

We can be the happiest of all creatures if we will just dance to the rhythm of our comic songbook souls.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The peppy no-name cast take to the parables like toddlers take to Sesame Street.

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

Delightful piece of 1970s nostalgia; many memorable tunes

Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

Calling this the "Sesame Street" version of the Gospel would be an insult to "Sesame Street."

James Rocchi

Seventies musical based on the Gospel of St. Matthew is spirited and touching.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
This movie walks a fine line between uplifting and annoying. For the most part I found it really annoying. Maybe I'll watch it again someday to give it… More
Michael Gildea
I can't give you one reason in the world why I watched this but I did. It's the Book of Matthew set in 70s Manhattan. I cursed Godspell for the first… More
Nicki Marie
If it wasn't so obviously religious, I would suspect they were all on drugs. Shocking.
Sunil Jawahir
Kinda cool but dated. Good music though.
Lafe Fredbjornson
Cool idea, to have a hippy version of Jesus running around the streets and landmarks of New York City with his co-ed disciples, but everybody acts like complete… More
Marion Ravenwood
I liked it, I thought the songs were good and it made me sad.