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Based on 28 Reviews
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  • 75
    Neva Chonin San Francisco Chronicle

    At heart, all documentaries aim to be important films. Few actually pull it off. Minor flaws and all, Jesus Camp is among the year's most important films, if only because it forces us to learn about an America we seldom see and seldom want to see. show more

  • 30
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    A snapshot, to be sure, but scattershot as well. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Cinematic dynamite. show more

  • 75
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    What most interests the directors is the way young minds are shaped by adults with clear moral and political agendas. show more

  • 70
    Sheri Linden The Hollywood Reporter

    A fascinating glimpse of kids' role in the evangelical movement's political agenda. show more

  • 88
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    The fact that Pastor Fischer would probably consider the film an accurate portrayal of her mission may be the most terrifying thing of all. show more

  • 75
    Chicago Tribune

    What Ewing and Grady have accomplished here is remarkable--capturing the visceral humanity, desire and unflagging political will of a religious movement. show more

  • 75
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    It's almost impossible not to respond emotionally to this fascinating, sobering and all-too-brief exploration of the politicized religious right and its hopes, dreams and power. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Jesus Camp is not a "hatchet job." The filmmakers did not go in with an anti-Christian agenda and use selective editing to prove their point. show more

  • 75

    Doesn't function particularly well as a documentary; it lacks a strong editorial point of view and doesn't really comment on the evangelical movement so much as it just portrays a selection of people and their views. show more

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