Greaser's Palace (1972) - Comedy, Western

Hohum Score



A parable based on the life of Christ. This ain't your father's Bible story, full of references about the destruction of the world through massive constipation and a New Mexican setting.

IMDB: 5.9
Director: Robert Downey Sr.
Stars: Albert Henderson, Michael Sullivan
Length: 91 Minutes
PG Rating: TV-MA
Reviews: 2 out of 27 found boring (7.4%)

One-line Reviews (12)

) There are two other scenes which vie with the Father/Son meeting for most powerful/compelling/affecting sequences in the film.

A sometimes interesting, sometimes entertaining, and always messy film from Robert Downey… .

The movie loses it's hypnosis about 20 minutes into it and become boring...

The unexpected box office success of 'Easy Rider' at the end of the 1960s opened all kinds of doors for all kinds of people.

Greaser's intense orgasm and/or bowel movement which causes his palace to explode (I didn't understand either...

I fail to see why this self-indulgent tripe was supposedly critically-acclaimed in its day.

I must say this, though, Robert Downey has made one hell of a riveting film.

I'm still not sure, but I know one thing; this movie is fascinating, and though it never really becomes more than the sum of its parts, they certainly are interesting parts.

But I'd have to go so far as to say Greaser's Palace stands as a far more compelling & visceral evocation of the drug dazed visionary daydreaming that preoccupied so many well-endowed minds in the sixties & very early seventies than do, e.

This religious satire/parody by independent filmmaker Downey is pretty dull stuff.

Despite all the couching in absurdest non-linear plotting, extreme violence SEEMING to be merely lurid and gratuitous, and the many bizarre characters and subplots to nowhere, this is really a very gripping, awesome, violent, fabulous, eye-catching, mind-catching, amusing, hilarious in places, and ultimately heart-rendering re-telling of the Passion of Christ.

The final shot of the film is absolutely stunning, both beautiful and disturbing on a visceral level.