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The Work and the Glory II: American Zion Reviews

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Audrey Rock-Richardson
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)

Scales back on the fictional characters and focuses on the more interesting historical figures.

Full Review | Original Score: B+

October 30, 2005
Eric D. Snider

The movie as a whole is agile and accomplished, and the performances are uniformly good, even among one-line characters.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: B

October 22, 2005
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

There's been a slight change in character focus, and those who receive the spotlight this time around are more interesting and compelling. But the technical aspects of the filmmaking aren't quite as good.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 21, 2005
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune

[Director Sterling] Van Wagenen and screenwriter Matt Whitaker... manage to turn musty dates and place names into wrenching moments

| Original Score: 3/4

October 21, 2005
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

Unlike Holt, Van Wagenen knows what he is doing. Now fans of the series can look forward to the next entry in The Work and the Glory series, instead of dreading it.

Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 3/4

October 20, 2005

Film Threat

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 2.5/5

February 28, 2006
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

While a minor improvement over its promising but sluggish predecessor, "American Zion" despite its authentic look, feels shallow and hastily edited.

Full Review Source: Spectrum (St. George, Utah) | Original Score: B-

November 13, 2005

The movie looks good, but it has that feeling of a pageant or passion play put on every year during the holidays, just on a bigger scale with more money.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2.5/5

October 26, 2005
Dan Lybarger
Kansas City Star

An awkward mix of fascinating history and tepid fiction.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

October 21, 2005
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Unless the filmmakers can heighten the drama (this was filmed and rushed through editing) and ratchet up the emotion, these movies should go straight to video, or a Mormon church near you. They aren't effective outreach, or entertaining drama.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 2/5

October 21, 2005
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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To call this drama heavy-handed would be stating the obvious.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

October 20, 2005
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