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Jesus Camp

20 Ratings: 3.3
A movie directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady

The feverish spectacle of a summer camp for evangelical Christian kids is the focus of Jesus Camp, a fascinating if sometimes alarming documentary. (Shortly after its release, the movie gained a new notoriety when Ted Haggard, president of the National … see full wiki

Genre: Documentary
Release Date: September 15, 2006
MPAA Rating: PG-13
10 reviews about Jesus Camp
review by . August 12, 2011
Controversy in promotion of this video was largely generated by media hype in order to advertise it as a shocking exposé. If you're a sheltered suburbanite who receives all of their news via NPR, believes everything they see on TV and thrills to elections paid by the public featuring candidates purchased by special interest groups, then this is sure to disturb you. I watched this to see insane Christers doing outrageous things for my amusement, and while their conduct is embarrassing, …
Quick Tip by . July 27, 2010
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A crazy crazy crazy documentary.. you have to see it to believe it. They def. believe in something.
Quick Tip by . January 28, 2010
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Freakiest part is when they haul out a standee of George Dubya and have the kids all praying at him...or is it to him? Hard to tell. =)
Quick Tip by . September 08, 2009
I'm not an evangelist, nor religious for that matter, so this movie creeps me out. Interesting to see the insider perspective though.
Quick Tip by . September 08, 2009
This is really really creepy. Especially since the Christian Right is neither.
review by . February 06, 2008
I wasn't even done with the film when I started writing this. This is more than a documentary, this is a horror movie. I first want to explain my own impressions of the subject of the film and then the documentary itself.   First, it is disturbing to me seeing this kind of, shall we say brainwashing? The adults in this film brainwashed and indoctrinated into several disturbing beliefs. First of all, they regarded George Bush as a sort of saviour, an ideal of morality. They taught creationism …
review by . March 11, 2007
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: Still too shocked to say      Cons: Still too shocked to say      The Bottom Line: Because they are children, this is one of the most difficult documentaries I have ever watched.      Plot Details: This opinion reveals everything about the movie''s plot.      I had to watch the documentary Jesus Camp in pieces. It is a 75 minute piece that took me hours to watch because of the anger and confusion it caused.   …
review by . July 03, 2007
Pros: Provides glimpses into the Evangelical movement     Cons: Marked lack of Scripture; irrelevant comments by Papantonio     The Bottom Line: This is a good film, but could use some Scripture references.     Plot Details: This opinion reveals everything about the movie's plot. INTRODUCTION:      I rented this film from Blockbuster approximately one month ago and had mixed feelings about it, though not in the areas …
review by . February 01, 2007
posted in Movie Hype
`Jesus Camp' is a revealing document of the right-wing evangelical movement. Like many people of any political or religious group, the old addage, "God is on our side," is worn on most players' sleeves. In the crossfire is Becky Fischer, Pentecostal evangelical children's minister and Mike Papantonio, radio host of the "Ring of Fire" program. They are both at the heart of the left/right, red/blue, theocracy vs. oligarchy divide in our nation. At the time of the filming, Sandra Day O'Connor retired …
review by . January 25, 2007
"JESUS CAMP"    Oddly American    Amos Lassen and Cinema Pride    "Jesus Camp" (Magnolia) is built around a Pentecostal minister who runs a summer camp for young children and the families that send their children there. This is a "right-on" look at an American subculture and I found it particularly alarming. The moving is both a damning and sublet look about a religious movement that isolates children from the mainstream and brainwashes …
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