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Family Fundamentals Reviews

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December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 13, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 82/100
December 8, 2002
A timely and incisive film about the untenable conflict between warring American values -- religious fundamentalism versus family love.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 1, 2002
A moving and important film.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 31, 2002
Compassionate, potent documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 11, 2002
Just how these families interact may surprise you.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 10, 2002
Dong shows how intolerance has the power to deform families, then tear them apart.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 10, 2002
As part of Mr. Dong's continuing exploration of homosexuality in America, Family Fundamentals is an earnest study in despair.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 10, 2002
Dong doesn't demonize the conservative Christians he talks to, but he doesn't have to...
October 8, 2002
Compassionately explores the seemingly irreconcilable situation between conservative Christian parents and their estranged gay and lesbian children.
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 82/100
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
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
September 22, 2002
A heartbreaking look at families torn apart with irreconcilable differences relating to religious beliefs regarding the morality of homosexuality.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
July 25, 2002
The film is almost eerily calm and refuses to take sides. But that lets its insights penetrate all the deeper.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
July 8, 2002
Informative, intriguing, observant, often touching...gives a human face to what's often discussed in purely abstract terms.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 22, 2002
Without heavy-handedness, Dong provides perspective with his intelligent grasp of human foibles and contradictions.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
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