For the Bible Tells Me So - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

For the Bible Tells Me So Reviews

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Top Critic
Hank Sartin
Time Out
November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Melissa Anderson
Time Out
November 17, 2011
| Original Score: 3/5
Jennifer Merin
June 9, 2009
Karslake reveals ways Scripture has been used to discriminate against homoexuality, and shows how inaccurate interpretations of the Bible cause widespread despair and the destruction of lives.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 18, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Michael Sragow
Baltimore Sun
July 16, 2008
| Original Score: B+
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
March 19, 2008
Excessivamente convencional em sua estrutura e contendo sua parcela de graves tropeços (a seqüência em animação), este filme ainda assim merece aplausos pela eloqüência de seus entrevistados, pelo teor de sua mensagem e pela paixão com que a defende.
| Original Score: 4/5
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
January 17, 2008
One message rings clear throughout the occasionally muddled but always emotionally sweeping film: A true abomination is twisting the words of Scripture to match bigotry.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies
January 11, 2008
A thoughtful look at the complicated relationship between Christianity and homosexuality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
January 11, 2008
Progressive clergy provide enough historical context to neutralize the handful of Bible verses prohibiting homosexual acts, but Karslake never confronts the broader issues of sexuality and procreation that bedevil even moderate Christians.
Eric D. Snider
December 12, 2007
The film offers proof that religion and homosexuality need not be mutually exclusive: Good Christians can love and accept their gay brothers and sisters, and gay people can still be religious.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
KJ Doughton
Film Threat
December 4, 2007
A gut-wrenching depiction of what truly defines Family Values.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Michele Kenner
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
November 29, 2007
The movie's serious, wide-ranging look at a divisive subject is not guaranteed to settle disputes, only to prompt discussion.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Jessica Reaves
Chicago Tribune
November 29, 2007
This is a compelling, thought-provoking portrait of a quiet challenge rising within America's churches.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brian Orndorf
November 1, 2007
An informative, heartbreaking documentary about intolerance and manipulation, sadly and assuredly never to be seen by the people who need this info the most.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Les Wright
October 30, 2007
The Bible Tells Me So
Marrit Ingman
Austin Chronicle
October 27, 2007
If imperfect, the film is also necessary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
October 26, 2007
Daniel Karslake's remarkable documentary boldly takes on a loaded topic -- Christianity and homosexuality -- and examines it both intellectually and emotionally; the result may well leave you blinking away a few tears.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
October 25, 2007
A brisk, entertaining and even moving exploration of the sometimes frayed intersection where Christianity meets homosexuality.
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
October 20, 2007
Could hardly be called even-handed, and it's certainly repetitive, but despite its failings it's still worth seeing--as so often, especially by those who probably won't.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
October 20, 2007
You'll have plenty of ammunition next time you want to tell some Bible-thumper where they can stick their Leviticus.
| Original Score: 3/4
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