“The exploitation of immigrant soldiers in the U.S. military and the personal and psychological costs of the Iraq war are only a few of the targets under attack in G.I. Jesus, an ambitious, topical satire that takes a harrowing and humorous look at a Mexican national's brief furlough from the frontlines...a bold...always intriguing piece of work...
Colpaert also takes appropriate...aim at the military's recruitment of children and glorification of war, and even manages to knock President Bush and Donald Rumsfeld without uttering a word against them.
...effective incorporation of actual combat footage from Iraq...lends a hyper-real quality, suggesting a perilously thin line between the truth and one's worst nightmares.”
- Justin Chang, Variety