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This Divided State (2005)

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Average Rating: 6.2/10
Critic Reviews: 8
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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

Sep 27, 2005

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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.

September 8, 2005 Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel
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As boisterous as it is sobering.

September 2, 2005 Full Review Source: Variety
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It lacks the substance to sustain its feature-length running time.

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

August 19, 2005 Full Review Source: 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.

August 19, 2005 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
New York Daily News
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The approach to recording the story is everything its subjects aren't.

March 28, 2007 Full Review Source: Cinema Signals
Cinema Signals

Vivid, dramatic stuff.

March 1, 2007 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

The intensity of the opposition and the deep fissures it revealed in the fabric of American civil discourse are still astonishing.

February 8, 2006 Full Review Source: Oregonian
Oregonian

If there's a weakness here, it's that there's no challenge whatsoever in making a closed-minded right-wing nutcase look crazy

November 17, 2005 Full Review Source: New Times
New Times

An interesting and anger inducing documentary.

October 8, 2005 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat

The problem is that Greenstreet apparently had no idea what kind of movie he wanted to make.

September 8, 2005 Full Review Source: Orlando Weekly
Orlando Weekly

Greenstreet's film works as yet another painful reminder of the death of political discourse.

August 27, 2005 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
eFilmCritic.com

Compelling, intriguing, utterly absorbing.

August 24, 2005 Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com
EricDSnider.com

A hard-hitting documentary about the heated nature of the cultural wars in America and the hallowedness of free speech.

August 23, 2005 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

It's a brave and highly commendable effort that's chock-full of chilling moments.

August 19, 2005 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Director Steve Greenstreet captures all the hubbub on film but, while he makes the point that we are indeed a house divided, he can't quite persuade us that this particular situation is a metaphoric example of our national malaise.

August 18, 2005 Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

[Captures] a part of the story that was overlooked by most media: the spirited discussions among students who suddenly realized they had a stake in their nation's politics.

August 15, 2005 Full Review
Salt Lake Tribune

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