This Divided State (2005)



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The state of Utah has long been home to the American headquarters of the Church of Latter-Day Saints (better known as the Mormons), and as befits the straight-laced lifestyle dictated by the faith, Utah tends to be a solidly conservative community and traditionally supportive of Republican candidates. However, many gained a perspective on just how conservative Utah was in September 2004, when filmmaker and leftist activist Michael Moore was invited to speak on the campus of Utah Valley State … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Musical & Performing Arts, Special Interest
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On DVD: Sep 27, 2005
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All Critics (25) | Top Critics (9)

It's a discomfiting film, bringing up all the ugly emotion of last year's electoral shouting match, concentrated in one town in one state and in one short 88-minute film.

Full Review… | September 8, 2005
Orlando Sentinel
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As boisterous as it is sobering.

Full Review… | September 2, 2005
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It lacks the substance to sustain its feature-length running time.

August 29, 2005
Hollywood Reporter
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No matter where you stand, This Divided State has a patriotic, galvanizing effect.

Full Review… | August 19, 2005
Seattle Times
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The 25-year-old filmmaker takes no sides himself. Wisely, he allows folks of all opinions to put their feet in their mouths all by themselves.

August 19, 2005
New York Post
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[It] plays like the ultimate anti-travelogue.

Full Review… | August 19, 2005
New York Daily News
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Audience Reviews for This Divided State

The righteous fight by Bush supporters to be able stick fingers in their ears and go LA LA LA I CANT HEAR YOU.

Whether you are liberal, conservative, or apathetic, you should see this film. It portrays just how far this country has to go before people can speak opinions freely without any persecution. Just watch the scene of two professors during Q&A portion of Sean Hannity's speech, only to be mocked and their quesitons ignored. I also liked that the filmaker presented both sides of the controversy and he did not seem to take a side. He just presented the story as it was.

Wendy B

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