What Would Jesus Buy?
What Would Jesus Buy? (2007)

Bill Talen is a New York-based activist and performance artist who since the late '90s has won notoriety for his character Rev. Billy. Rev. Billy is a wildly charismatic street preacher and self-appointed leader of the Church of Stop… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: November 16, 2007
DVD Release Date: April 22, 2008
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Critic Score: 56% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: WWJB is an eye opening doc about consumerism that manages to be both funny and informative.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

The good reverend and his crew do their best to get busted at assorted corporate shrines (Disneyland, the Mall of America), but their media-driven antics serve only to underline Spurlock's add-water-and-stir approach to political documentary.

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Ted Fry
Seattle Times

What Would Jesus Buy? is paved with good intentions...

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Ian Buckwalter

In WWJB, we don't really feel like we get to know anyone that well, not even the primary subjects of the film: Billy and his choir.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

What Would Jesus Buy? is must-see viewing for anyone who thinks of Christmas as just a mall and its night visitors.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Fake collar or not, he makes a pretty good preacher.

Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

This funny, yet thought provoking film asks many questions that have plagued consumerism for decades. While much of the ground tracked over is old, it fits perfectly into the modern economic situation.

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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

WWJB? encourages viewers to think outside the big box of super stores such as Wal-Mart.

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Jessica Reaves
Chicago Tribune

It's a wickedly effective indictment of America's consumer compulsion, our mindless shopping and the multinational corporations controlling it all.

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David Bezanson

So we need a better movie about this subject. As usual.

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Flixster Audience Score: 59% Flixster User Reviews
Remi Logan
I love Morgan Spurlock and Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping! Think they're doing good work. "What Would Jesus Buy" is a… More