Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic, the movie, is the year?s most outrageous comedy starring the funniest, sexy woman in America today - Sarah Silverman. Sarah delivers her trademark comedy that is so outrageous you have to ... more »watch her film over and over again. Available only in its original unrated, uncut theatrical version.« less
Cathy G. from KETCHIKAN, AK Reviewed on 8/21/2010...
wouldn't watch it again, disappointed, racist.
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Michael L. from OXFORD, MA Reviewed on 9/29/2009...
Silverman is magic!!!
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Gina L. (ginarae3) from ANN ARBOR, MI Reviewed on 5/14/2008...
HILARIOUS! I loved it. super funny and simply Sarah.
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Douglas King | Cincinnati, OH United States | 01/19/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Jesus is Magic" is one of the funniest films I've ever seen in my life. I laughed almost constantly throughout the whole thing, and so did my friend and everyone else in the small theater I saw it in.
Essentially a concert film, "Jesus is Magic" also features a handful of musical numbers and "mockumentary" style scenes. You could make the argument that the musical numbers really weren't necessary, since Sarah's stand-up is so shockingly, insanely funny. But without the musical numbers, I would have missed out on Sarah singing "You're gonna die soon" to a group of senior citizens in a nursing home, or her holding the microphone up to her different orafices, all of which have different voices.
What I love about Sarah is that her comedy doesn't really seem to have any kind of agenda, other than to make you laugh hysterically as she constantly humiliates every ridiculous thing about our society."
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K. Harris | Las Vegas, NV | 10/23/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I happen to think Sarah Silverman is a very talented comedienne, and an eminently entertaining performer. Her deadly serious delivery of the most outrageously offensive material is her trademark. She conveys a certain sweetness and naivete, even as the most horrible things come out of her mouth. She can be provocative, controversial, button-pushing and brilliant. She is super intelligent and her social commentary, couched in very un-PC jokes, can be biting and relevant.
That said, I don't think "Jesus is Magic" is as wholly successful a film as I would have liked. Most of the standup material is good and biting--but be forewarned, it's adult stuff. If this were a concert film, I'd have been more inclined to a 4 or 4 1/2 star rating. Whether or not you think someone is funny is often a matter of personal taste and I like Silverman. There are plenty of other people who have made it huge that I have never thought were very interesting.
The more problematic aspects of this film, for me, is where she ventures into "bits." There are a couple of staged music video type numbers. Now, I love a good musical interlude as much as the next person and I was thrilled when these segments began. However, while there may have been a funny line or hook--the songs ultimately become repetitive and play out as one-note jokes. There also some backstage skits. Again, these provide some minor amusement but don't necessarily enhance the film.
If you're a Silverman fan, obviously you're going to watch this. If you like intelligently offensive comedy, I'd recommend this as well. As a Silverman supporter, I am hoping her next venture will be a little more cohesive. KGHarris, 10/06."
J. Cochran | 06/04/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"The movie is basically a comedy routine generously (and thankfully) interspersed with some sketch comedy. Her pacing is so slow, it's as if she was told that she needed an hour's worth of comedy, but she only had 20 minutes of material. Then, instead of coming up with 40 more minutes, she just slowed down her joke delivery by one-third.
And the jokes aren't even very funny. Most of the laughter from the audience seems to be of the nervous kind. Brash and offensive jokes work when you don't do them ALL THE TIME. That way, the audience is caught off-guard when you go "zag" and the audience is expecting you to "zig". But she relies so heavily on the "I-can't-believe-she-said-that" style, that the audience comes to expect it.
Sarah Siverman is quite funny, but this needs more polishing
guillermoj | Washington, DC United States | 06/05/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I am a Sarah Siverman fan as she is one of very few comics, especially female, to let it all hang out and see what happens. Her dark humor may be very insulting to those who are easilt offended, but to me the more un-pc that she is, the funnier I find her.
While I did not see this with high expectations as I am not a huge fan of stand-up acts (which is what this piece is at its core), even those werer not fully met. Sarah is cute, funny, and her play on words would have made for a good 20 minute short. Instead we get over an hour of songs, skits, and other filler, to try and give it some air by getting out off the stage. Some stuff works, some works for a while, and some is just not funny.
If you are a fan, rent it and watch it with other Sarah fans, and you'll have on OK time. Now that Margaret Cho has become almost an irrelevant one trick pony, Sarah is one of the few truly funny females around who mixes it up. If anyone saw the 2007 MTV Movie Awards and found her funny, you could do much worse than seeing this as most "comedy" movies are just not very funny. Humor is hard work and Sarah is an impish little marvel who I'd love to see in a more fully realized vehicle."
ginsu | tv land | 07/27/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"not once. didnt even smile. sure, her monologue was offensive in an unimaginative borrish way. not sure if that qualifies as controversial. the sketches were worse than her routine.
there are a lot of really really bad female comics out there - SS stands out as one of the lamest."