• Released
  • September 5, 1999
  • R , 1 hr 49 min
  • Drama
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Jesus' Son Synopsis
A bungling drifter (Billy Crudup) eventually becomes enlightened.
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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...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
A mesmerizing film spinning from hilarity to heartbreak.
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Chicago Tribune

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

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Another grotty drama about junkie love? Well, yes...I make an exception for Jesus' Son.
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San Francisco Chronicle

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

By Jay Carr
It's often a downer, with a sweet but largely passive protagonist.
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Rated R | For Strong Language, Sexuality, Drug Use and Violence