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What Would Jesus Buy? (2007) If Gary Busey ever played Elmer Gantry, he'd look like Reverend Billy, the real-life fire-and-brimstone preacher who, as the kooky star of this road documentary… 2007-11-16 PG PT90M Documentary Warrior Poets
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What Would Jesus Buy? (2007)

MPAA Rating: PG

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What Would Jesus Buy? | STOP! In the name of Rev. Billy
Image credit: Fred Askew
STOP! In the name of Rev. Billy
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Limited Release: Nov 16, 2007; Rated: PG; Length: 90 Minutes; Genre: Documentary; Distributor: Warrior Poets

If Gary Busey ever played Elmer Gantry, he'd look like Reverend Billy, the real-life fire-and-brimstone preacher who, as the kooky star of this road documentary produced by Morgan Spurlock, embarks ''on a mission to save Christmas from overconsumption.'' The movie has a sharp point — Americans shop too much — but it's a problem that its bellowing hero, always accompanied by his red-robed Church of Stop Shopping Gospel Choir, is so off-putting; a crazy guy who wouldn't sound so crazy if he just didn't act so crazy. B-

Originally posted Nov 28, 2007 Published in issue #968 Dec 07, 2007 Order article reprints