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7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6

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  1. PeterM
    Aug 16, 2005
    0
    Appalling, like religion itself generally is though.
  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 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.
  3. 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 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 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. Expand
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: Phil Hall
    20
    Tiresome, trite and choked with every lousy Dixie-fried stereotype imaginable.
  2. 60
    A lovely, faintly sinister travelogue.
  3. Reviewed by: Leslie Felperin
    50
    Ultimately, pic feels very much like a romanticized, outsider's view of the South that willfully seeks out the culture's strangest, most weirdo aspects for other outsiders' gleeful delectation.