Family Fundamentals Reviews

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October 20, 2002
It's always disappointing when a documentary fails to live up to -- or offer any new insight into -- its chosen topic. Unfortunately, that's precisely what Arthur Dong's Family Fundamentals does.
October 16, 2002
Has moments of great poignancy and insight.
October 14, 2002
So many documentaries like this presuppose religious bigotry or zealous nuttiness of its antagonists, but Family Fundamentals displays a rare gift for unflinching impartiality.
October 11, 2002
[Dong] makes a valiant effort to understand everyone's point of view, and he does such a good job of it that Family Fundamentals gets you riled up.
October 11, 2002
October 10, 2002
Dong shows how intolerance has the power to deform families, then tear them apart.
October 10, 2002
Dong doesn't demonize the conservative Christians he talks to, but he doesn't have to...
October 7, 2002
Using his audience as a figurative port-of-call, Dong pulls his even-handed ideological ship to their dock for unloading, before he continues his longer journey still ahead.
October 5, 2002
As in his other searingly intelligent docs, Dong presents the facts in an admirably clear-eyed way.
September 24, 2002
An incendiary, deeply thought-provoking look at one of the most peculiar (and peculiarly venomous) bigotries in our increasingly frightening theocracy
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