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Mixed or average reviews - based on 5 Critics What's this?

  • Summary: After being stabbed with an ancient, cursed dagger, Dr. Hess Greene (Stephen Tyrone Williams) develops a lust for blood.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Reviewed by: Eric Kohn
    Jun 25, 2014
    67
    Whenever Lee ventures away from the outrageous particulars of the plot, "Da Sweet Blood of Jesus" transforms into a stylish means of exploring contemporary struggles in urban black America by depicting it as a ballet of navigating personal and practical conflicts alike.
  2. Reviewed by: Jordan Hoffman
    Jun 25, 2014
    60
    Da Sweet Blood of Jesus isn't entirely successful – and certainly offers few new insights into the nature of addiction – but it remains a welcome change of pace.
  3. Reviewed by: Scott Foundas
    Jun 25, 2014
    50
    Da Sweet Blood of Jesus is at once too much and yet somehow not enough. On the one hand, it’s exciting to see the always envelope-pushing Lee working without a studio- or distributor-imposed safety net... But while the film never lacks for ambition, it fails to satisfy emotionally or intellectually in the ways Lee intends.
  4. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    Jun 25, 2014
    40
    As allegory, the picture requires viewers to connect most of the dots without assistance, offering a preachy bit of dialogue once or twice but failing to use action or the camera to say much about non-sanguinary addictions.
  5. Reviewed by: Rodrigo Perez
    Jun 25, 2014
    33
    Da Sweet Blood Of Jesus is, without question, bold, distinct, and idiosyncratic filmmaking with its own voice. Unfortunately, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s good or in any kind of reasoned key.