Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
  1. Reviewed by: G. Allen Johnson
    75
    A beautifully shot and edited film that treats its subjects fairly.
  2. Made for the BBC, this travelogue of America's southern backwoods is both blessed and cursed by its fascination with the colorful--lively alt-country sounds and fancy word spinners like novelist Harry Crews.
  3. A movie about identity that can't quite pinpoint its own, Andrew Douglas' road-trip documentary about the Deep South does eventually meander toward audience enlightenment.
User Score
7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. PaulF.
    Feb 27, 2006
    8
    Take your video camera to every charismatic small town church in the south, throw in some great country gospel music and some assorted tales Take your video camera to every charismatic small town church in the south, throw in some great country gospel music and some assorted tales from prison, bars, and eccentric yokels and you have Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus. I thought this film might bash such a culture but it actually embraced it without absolutely agreeing to its a hell fire and brimestone tenet. I found the narrator to be quite spiritual in more of an open accepting type of way. Though many of the people in this film were quite certain what was what the narrator ceased to judge and loved the spirit of humanity for what it was. Full Review »
  2. ChrisS.
    Aug 27, 2005
    10
    This is a depiction of the South that eloquently illustrates it's uniqueness and beauty. With beautiful photography, haunting, stylized This is a depiction of the South that eloquently illustrates it's uniqueness and beauty. With beautiful photography, haunting, stylized musical performances and candid interviews in backwoods bars, prisons and churches, the filmmakers capture the south of hardcore religion and mystical music, leaving aside the sterotypes of ignorance and bigotry. Full Review »