Jesus Camp
Jesus Camp (2006)

The youngest foot soldiers for the Lord are shown in their native environment in this documentary. Becky Fischer is a children's pastor who runs "Kids on Fire," a summer camp for evangelical Christian children in North Dakota.… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: September 15, 2006
DVD Release Date: January 23, 2007
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Critic Score: 87% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Evangelical indoctrination is given an unflinching, even-handed look in this utterly worthwhile documentary.

David Jenkins
Time Out

A brave, thoughtful documentary.

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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle

Perhaps indoctrination is in the eye of the beholder. But one thing is certain: All Christians aren't the same. I'm one, and I found this film to be saddening, not heartening.

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Jay Antani
Cinema Writer

Jesus Camp doesn't just preach to the converted, it bores and frightens them.

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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

No matter your religious or political affiliation (or lack thereof), this supremely even-handed documentary from Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady is cinematic dynamite.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

I spent a lot of years studying the teachings of Jesus in Catholic grammar school, and I think Jesus would be appalled by what goes on in the these camps.

Common Sense Media Editors
Common Sense Media

Eye-opening look at the Evangelicals among us.

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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

It's almost impossible not to respond emotionally to this fascinating, sobering and all-too-brief exploration of the politicized religious right and its hopes, dreams and power.

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James Berardinelli

Both disturbing and enlightening.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A disturbing, unflinching portrait of religion and its effects on children when in the hands of psychotic strangers and bad parents.

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Flixster Audience Score: 80% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
It is appalling to see the nefarious effects of religion and the fundamentalist indoctrination of children carried out by those ignorant, delusional ministers… More
Sophie Burgess
Funny and interesting in the way it shows these people however I can see it being slightly offensive to them which is wrong of the filmmaker. They're… More
Megan S
I knew this movie was going to make me angry before I even watched it.
Fernando Rafael Quintero Castaņeda
Jesus Camp has the unique power to be hilarious (that song, "Who's in the House" by Carman, is funny as hell) but also utterly enraging: the… More
familiar stranger
Christ wept when he came to know that I'd been subject to this piece of shit. It's devastating to know that this sheer nonsense was nominated for… More
Spencer S.
You don't need to be a liberal to love this movie, but it certainly helps. Centering on an Evangelical summer camp for children, Jesus Camp is in no way an… More