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Jesus Camp

  PG-13 Closed Captioning

Rachel Grady & Heidi Ewing

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Plot Summary

A growing number of Evangelical Christians believe there is a revival underway in America that requires Christian youth to assume leadership roles in advocating the causes of their religious movement. JESUS CAMP follows Levi, Rachael, and Tory to Pastor Becky Fischer's "Kids on Fire" summer camp in Devil's Lake, North Dakota, where kids as young as 6 years old are taught to become dedicated Christian soldiers in "God's army." The film follows these children at camp as they hone their "prophetic gifts" and are schooled in how to "take back America for Christ."

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 101
  • Fresh: 88
  • Rotten: 13
  • Average Rating: 7.2/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Jesus Camp seems to me most interesting (and poignant) as a portrait of denied and even desecrated childhood. – Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: Both disturbing and enlightening. – James Berardinelli, ReelViews, Jun 10, 2008

Fresh: Perhaps indoctrination is in the eye of the beholder. But one thing is certain: All Christians aren't the same. I'm one, and I found this film to be saddening, not heartening. – Bruce Westbrook, Houston Chronicle, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: No matter your religious or political affiliation (or lack thereof), this supremely even-handed documentary from Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady is cinematic dynamite. – Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Sad movie

"I like your Christ. I do not like your christians. They are so unlike your Christ." -Ghandi

One of the MOST DISTURBING FILMS of All Time

After seeing this movie I felt somewhat scared and very nausious. The fact that these relgious zealots are brainwashing CHILDREN at such a young and vulnerable age is utterly disturbing. These adults are deeming these children "soldiers" for their own cause, causes these children are too young to even understand, and convencing them that they should be willing to DIE for these causes. I put these people on the same level of evil as the Taliban who use children as bombers. They take child abuse to the next realm.

Made me cry

This documentary completely broke my heart. I am a Christian and firmly believe in bringing my children up in the Church and teaching them God's word; however, what I saw in this film is abuse. Child Abuse in the name of Jesus and a political agenda.

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