James' Journey to Jerusalem
James' Journey to Jerusalem (2004)

South African actor Siyabonga Melongisi Shibe stars as a devout Christian who becomes part of Tel Aviv's migrant force after making a pilgrimage from his African village to the Holy Land in director Ra'anan Alexandrowicz's… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 5, 2004
DVD Release Date: September 28, 2004
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A smart and funny social satire about modern-day Jerusalem.

Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle

A pointed and funny allegory about a clash of values.

Marta Barber
Miami Herald

An engaging and poignant film, one that could only be done by an insider.

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Louis Proyect

Story of a devout Zulu Christian who makes a pilgrimage to Israel, only to discover that it is more like hell than heaven.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

This darkly comic parable wonderfully contrasts modern corruptions against simple Christian faith.

Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

A fluid and often funny morality tale.

Emanuel Levy

A personal film that examines unabashedly the previaling mores in contemporary Israeli society

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Carla Meyer
San Francisco Chronicle

A sly and insightful fable about a religious pilgrimage derailed.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

Searing little parable.

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Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

It works as a message movie about the evils of capitalism, but could have been a much richer film if it ever strayed off message.

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[font=Century Gothic][color=blue]"James' Journey to Jerusalem" is about a young pilgrim, James, from a small village in Africa on a pilgrimage to… More