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  • Summary: American Jesus is a vivid mosaic of personalities and conflicting points of view that emerges as a portrait of an America yearning for solace and meaning in the modern world. An exploration of Christianity in every faction of American life, from the bread line to the yoga studio, from the humble churches of snake handlers to the mega churches of the ex-urbs. Christian cowboys, bikers and musicians, comedians, surfers and cage-fighters, they are all doing it for Christ. Expand
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  1. Reviewed by: Alan Scherstuhl
    May 22, 2014
    80
    A restless, sunnily shot, one-thing-after-another travelogue of the peculiarities of American worship and belief.
  2. Reviewed by: Inkoo Kang
    May 23, 2014
    50
    Garriga aims for depth in the third act, contextualizing religious conservatism as a reaction against the social revolutions of the 1960s. But the reduction of Christianity into just another political group feels like a dilution, a conversion of wine into water.
  3. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    May 14, 2014
    30
    It’s not clear what Aram Garriga thinks he is accomplishing in his simplistic “American Jesus,” but he’s not accomplishing much.
  4. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    May 20, 2014
    30
    The film becomes a hodgepodge that will enlighten few viewers.
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