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J.R. 'Bob' Dobbs & The Church of the SubGenius Reviews

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October 22, 2020
J.R. "Bob" Dobbs and the Church of the SubGenius captures a period in history when rebelling against the boundaries of reality could still be a positively charged, life-altering experience.
October 21, 2020
Director Boone and her crew make good use of those interviews, as well as grainy film footage and subliminal imagery, to document the story of Bob and his Church.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 20, 2020
Overall, this portrait suggests a positive, even comforting religious experience.
October 16, 2020
Sandy K. Boone has a fascinating documentary on her hands.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
October 16, 2020
The Church of the SubGenius was not, in fact, founded by a pipe-smoking salesman from the 1950s. You may have heard that, but you've been misinformed.
October 14, 2020
This (mostly) playful, always thoughtful documentary is an unusual cautionary tale about what happens when society abandons absurdity as release and distraction.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 26, 2020
A wild, an engrossing look at a fascinating sliver of off-the-wall Americana, a minor religious movement that just sort of happened while two friends were messing around.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
July 20, 2019
An entertaining overview of an intentionally wacky underground phenomenon.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 22, 2019
Boone gives us both a nostalgic account on this underground movement and how their sci-fi inspired dystopia applies to each decade of history, up till today, where the documentary earns its whole-hearted earnestness.
March 22, 2019
Those who remember the gospel of "slack" will make this diverting-enough documentary an in-demand work at genre festivals, as a streaming item and in other forums.
March 14, 2019
Not only a colorful piece of weird-Texas history but a surprising commentary on the current state of the world.
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