• Released
  • September 5, 1999
  • R , 1 hr 49 min
  • Drama
  • Be the first to Rate!
100

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The latter element joins with Crudup's excellent acting to make this deliberately scruffy tale a worthwhile experience if you can handle its explicitly sordid subplots.
Full Review
90

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
A mesmerizing film spinning from hilarity to heartbreak.
Full Review
88

Chicago Tribune

By John Petrakis
A story of faith and redemption, as viewed through the blurry and bloodshot eyes of a young man.
Full Review
88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Floats before your eyes like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. The surprise is that, fitted together, these pieces make a completed picture.
Full Review
88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Jesus' Son surprises me with moments of wry humor, poignancy, sorrow and wildness. It has a sequence as funny as any I've seen this year.
Full Review
85

Mr. Showbiz

By Kevin Maynard
If you haven't seen his (Crudup's) work before, Jesus' Son could be the one that makes you his biggest disciple.
Full Review
83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Another grotty drama about junkie love? Well, yes...I make an exception for Jesus' Son.
Full Review
75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
It's so wonderfully silly, coarse and down-to-Earth that its radiance sneaks up only over time.
Full Review
63

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Movies about junkies are often brutal to watch, but Jesus' Son has such a light touch, you have little to fear. Little to gain, too.
Full Review
63

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
It's often a downer, with a sweet but largely passive protagonist.
Full Review
76 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.