Watch: Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic 2005 123movies, Full Movie Online – Sarah Silverman appears before an audience in Los Angeles with several sketches, taped outside the theater, intercut into the stand-up performance. Themes include race, sex, and religion. A handful of musical numbers punctuate the performance..
Plot: Sarah Silverman appears before an audience in Los Angeles with several sketches, taped outside the theater, intercut into the stand-up performance. Themes include race, sex, and religion. Her comic persona is a self-centered hipster, brash and clueless about her political incorrectness. A handful of musical numbers punctuate the performance.
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|6.5/10 Votes: 5,584|
|65% | RottenTomatoes|
|63/100 | MetaCritic|
|N/A Votes: 66 Popularity: 5.77 | TMDB|
Doesn’t always work, but it’s edgy and often funny
I’ve seen Sarah Silverman in plenty of films and TV appearances, but this is my first time seeing her stand-up act in its entirety. Altogether, I enjoyed the film. I’m sure this won’t appeal to all tastes, especially if you’re easily offended. I wouldn’t say Sarah is nearly as good as George Carlin or Richard Pryor or other classic envelope-pushing comedians, but she is good and definitely has a unique comic style (not something I say about many comedians nowadays). I like the way she delivers her profane, offensive humor in such a mundane fashion. I think it makes the jokes even funnier. The flaw in her comedy, in my opinion, is that despite her significant intelligence and wit, Sarah does have a silly, absurd side. Some of the musical numbers definitely bordered on the silly side. Altogether, the film is hit-or-miss, thankfully with more hits. And of course, Sarah is quite easy on the eyes, which is part of the fun of seeing her in a starring role.
Funny, but not spectacular
I saw this movie on opening night last night with moderately high expectations and not a lot of knowledge about Sarah Silverman. I left amused but disappointed. Ms. Silverman is entertainingly acerbic, but ALL of this movie’s strong moments come from her stand-up, and the air completely goes out of the film when she goes into her mediocre, poorly integrated songs and set pieces. (And what’s up with her repeating the same punchless lines over and over in her songs?)
In the end, “Jesus Is Magic” bogs down under the weight of its own pretension. It would seem better as an ordinary cable special, especially if you removed the fluff and focused on her stage show. The movie wants to present Silverman as something more than a mere comedian, but unfortunately fails — the haphazard presentation and (especially) the atrocious-looking digital video (I challenge you to find a single sharply focused object in the entire movie) make it unworthy of a cinematic event.
In other words, it’s worth seeing, but wait for cable or DVD.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 12 min (72 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Documentary, Comedy, Music
Director Liam Lynch
Writer Sarah Silverman
Actors Sarah Silverman, Steve Agee, Brian Posehn
Country United States
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Video
Cinematographic Process DV
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Fuji Eterna-CP 3513DI)