Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus
Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus (2005)

Musician and songwriter Jim White acts as a tour guide for this documentary which explores the strange and soulful heart of the American South. As White shares his own story of dealing with the legacy of his Southern heritage -- where… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 14, 2005
DVD Release Date: March 14, 2006
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Critic Score: 68% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This atmospheric tour of the Deep South is both quirky and lovely.

Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News

The soundtrack, which includes Lee Sexton, The Handsome Family and others, is full of haunting Southern sounds; the camera work is inventive; and the interviews give you an off-center sense of place that equals at least one aspect of the South.

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G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle

Douglas has crafted a beautifully shot and edited film that treats its subjects fairly.

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Eric Monder
Film Journal International

To say the film lingers in the mind like a nightmare is not to say it is unpleasant.

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Michael Booth
Denver Post

Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus is one of those movie-long non sequiturs where, though one thought does not logically follow another, we know what is meant.

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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune

A hit-and-miss experience.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The music was fine; the tour was suspect.

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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

A portrait of rural America as beautiful as it is bizarre.

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Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times

Decidedly strange, delightfully demented.

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Eric D. Snider

It's a slow, ponderous film -- too slow and too ponderous, maybe -- but an intriguing one, often funny, sometimes unnerving, and altogether hard to forget.

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