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8: The Mormon Proposition Reviews

July 2, 2010
Provocative and disturbing.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 24, 2010
It's marred by loaded language and a propagandistic tone that undercuts rather than promotes its purposes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 23, 2010
[Cowan] expands his sad and furious homegrown film to record the misery of gay Mormons sometimes driven to suicide over being rejected by their church and families.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
June 22, 2010
There is a message here of the necessity for tolerance, but 8: The Mormon Proposition would have been better had its makers presented it in a more consistent, artful fashion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
June 21, 2010
An impassioned piece of timely agitprop.
June 20, 2010
No matter what your stand is on gay marriage, you're bound to come out with a broader definition of family values.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 18, 2010
The highly emotional documentary is narrated by Dustin Lance Black, the screenwriter for Milk, who, like Mr. Cowan, is gay and grew up in a Mormon household.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
June 18, 2010
Instead of stooping to the level of Focus on the Family's misleading Prop. 8 ads, the pic damns the LDS Church not with lies, but with their own words.
June 18, 2010
Combining investigative reporting with personal experience, Reed Cowan's impassioned documentary is unlikely to leave many dry eyes among its audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 18, 2010
A compelling look at how the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints operates in the political arena, even if audiences come away knowing that writer-producer-director Reed Cowan has told the story from his biased point of view.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 18, 2010
A hard-hitting exposť of a shameful episode.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 18, 2010
As an exposť, there could hardly be a stronger case for ensuring and strengthening the separation of church and state -- or a stronger message to gay people as to the magnitude of the challenge to win equal rights.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 17, 2010
It seems impossible that anyone will have their minds changed or even piqued by watching this film. No one will really listen to The Mormon Proposition because we've heard it all before.
June 17, 2010
It's so one-sided you hardly care after a while that the side it's on is so clearly the right one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 17, 2010
Cowan and Greenstreet are preaching to the choir.
June 17, 2010
The movie is shrill even by advocacy-doc standards.
June 16, 2010
The filmmakers fail to settle on one approach, so the disparate parts of this far-too-short feature (it's barely a Dateline special) cancel one another out.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 15, 2010
Cowan strikes a potent balance between heart and head, juxtaposing emotionally wrenching moments with self-damning portraits of Mormon politicians and church officials, and hard-nosed journalism from reporter Fred Karger.