Up 34,245 this week

G.I. Jesus (2006)

Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 2.4/10 from 116 users   Metascore: 57/100
Reviews: 3 user | 8 critic | 6 from

A Mexican national, Jesus Feliciano, returning to California from Iraq where he had soldiered in exchange for grant of US citizenship, suffers trauma related to his battle experience and imagines his family life threatened.


0Check in

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Live Chat with Keanu Reeves

We conducted a Live Chat with Keanu about his upcoming film John Wick.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 630 titles
created 26 Oct 2011
a list of 721 titles
created 19 Sep 2012
a list of 524 titles
created 01 Oct 2012

Related Items

Search for "G.I. Jesus" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: G.I. Jesus (2006)

G.I. Jesus (2006) on IMDb 2.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of G.I. Jesus.
1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A taxi driver (Naveen Andrews) picks up a fare (Barbara Hershey) in Manhattan. She offers the driver a large sum to drive her to the desert. While the pair drive across the country, the ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Colpaert
Stars: Barbara Hershey, Naveen Andrews, Carol Lynley
The Affair (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

In Topanga Canyon, in a beautiful but sparely appointed house, Jean Mackenzie feels like she's suffocating in her marriage to Paul, a tightly-wound architect. "I love you, it's us I don't ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Colpaert
Stars: Kelsey Oldershaw, Andy Mackenzie, Horacio Le Don
Delusion (1991)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A man who has just embezzled money from his company is driving through the Nevada desert. He picks up a pretty girl and her seemingly goofy boyfriend. The girl is a Las Vegas showgirl and ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Colpaert
Stars: Jim Metzler, Jennifer Rubin, Kyle Secor
Insomniacs (2014)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Two Londoners lose sleep but find each other.

Director: Charles Chintzer Lai
Stars: Vanessa Kirby, Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Imogen Stubbs
Panic I (2014)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A Neo-Noir tale of redemption in contemporary London

Director: Sean Spencer
Stars: David Gyasi, Pippa Nixon, Jason Wong


Credited cast:
Mohammed (as Maurizio Farhad)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Iraqi Mother
Captain Kirk
Mrs. Brundage
Barbara Dow ...
Beauty Parlor Patron
Principal's Asst.
Nikki Hersh ...
Miss Reed
Vietnamese Woman
Drug dealer
James McCarthy ...
The Doctor


A Mexican national, Jesus Feliciano, returning to California from Iraq where he had soldiered in exchange for grant of US citizenship, suffers trauma related to his battle experience and imagines his family life threatened.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Drama | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexuality, nudity and violence




Release Date:

30 September 2006 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$542 (USA) (2 February 2007)


$8,528 (USA) (2 February 2007)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Cinevegas grand jury prize screening, Polly Staffle
17 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This deeply touching film explores the effects of what soldier Jesus Feliciano saw and did in Iraq. A Mexican national, Jesus joined the army to get his United States citizenship. He felt becoming an American would better himself and his family. This was his chance. The U.S. military told him this was the right thing, so he went and he fought.

Jesus is now returning to his home in California. He is a wounded man. He isn't physically hurt, but he is mentally and emotionally. He is confused, depressed and fearful. He feels guilt and is plagued with anxiety. He has to work through his emotions and finds himself wondering if taking the lives of others is worth becoming a legal American.

Shot on HD with actual war footage cut into the movie, "G.I. Jesus" offers a surreal look at the psyche of soldiers caught in the system trying to better themselves and their families, but shameful of what they've seen, done and have become in the process. Newcomer Joe Arquette plays the lead Jesus and is absolutely amazing. In fact, he and the core cast are brilliant together with more chemistry than the actors of most films. As Jesus gets back to his family, he can not put the war behind him. He sees visions. He has flashbacks. He has nightmares.

Worst of all, he doesn't trust anyone, including his wife Claudia whom he so dearly loves. He refers to her as his Dominican Princess and has a huge image of her on the hood of his car. Played by Patrícia Mota, who reminded me of Asia Argento, Claudia is sexy, but strong. They have an adorable daughter Marina, played here by Tempe, Arizona's Telana Lynum. Mota, Arquette and Lynum are so believable in their roles you could swear at times you are watching a hidden camera of a real family that cared for each other. Claudia and Jesus share a number of sweet moments as a couple and as a family with Marina. But Jesus and Claudia also send each other into fits of rage when they discuss the possibility of Jesus having to go back to fight. He doesn't want to, but he may not have a choice. His hope is he can become a recruiter, but getting people to sign up to do the same thing he has doesn't sit well with him either.

Rounding out the cast was Maurizio Farhad, who essentially plays a hallucination of Jesus. Farhad, who said he sees the film as a soldier's battle with himself, is good as Mohammed. He represents the evil Jesus committed in Iraq. He can be seen as an actual person Jesus killed there or more of a composite of the many lives taken by American soldiers. Mohammed had a family much like Jesus with a small daughter, who was also killed. Since he doesn't know Jesus' name he calls him Joe as in G.I. Joe, which I initially did not catch and had to have it explained. I thought the actor Farhad was accidentally calling Jesus by his real name. Evidentially there was a scene explaining this, but it did not make the final cut. I also didn't catch the symbolic Biblical reference of Jesus vs. Mohammed either, but now see the beauty of it as well.

"G.I. Jesus" was written and directed by Colpaert, who was born in Belgium. I always find it odd when people from other countries understand issues surrounding the United States better than those of us that were born and raised here.

7 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
movie title imabadteammate
G.I. Jesus release date??? radames-1
Discuss G.I. Jesus (2006) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: