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For the Bible Tells Me So Reviews

November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 17, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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.
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
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
October 25, 2007
A brisk, entertaining and even moving exploration of the sometimes frayed intersection where Christianity meets homosexuality.
October 19, 2007
Its main surprise is the compassion shown toward everyone, on all sides of the debate. It does not vilify those who vilify gays.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 19, 2007
While the film is unlikely to sway anyone whose mind already isn't made up, it provides plenty food for thought in its examination of biblical doctrine on same-sex love and how it resonates to this day.
October 12, 2007
The film will probably end up preaching to the converted, albeit in an engaging and surprisingly light-hearted fashion.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 12, 2007
For the Bible Tells Me So doesn't follow the formula. That's just one of the reasons it works well as a film and a lesson about, as one open-minded preacher puts it, what the Bible "reads" about what it supposedly "says" about homosexuality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 12, 2007
If you can look beyond the polemics, this is also a powerful story about the emotional pain and psychological trauma that splits families and breaks hearts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 12, 2007
[Director] Karslake balances the more emotional elements of the film together with the scriptural analysis and weaves them into a moving conclusion.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 12, 2007
For the Bible Tells Me So probes the conflict between an obdurate force and a movable object, hoping against hope and the laws of physics that one can sway the other.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 5, 2007
Here's hoping Karslake's film won't simply preach to the converted.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 5, 2007
There is no denying that the film fills a need. The inevitable DVD should be packaged in a plain cardboard sleeve, so that viewers can carry it in their pockets and, if confronted by a homophobe, hand it over and say, "Watch this, then get back to me."
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
October 4, 2007
This rational, human and very serious documentary by Daniel Karslake gets at the historical distortions of the Good Book as well as the ease with which holy writings have been used in America to propagate hate.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 3, 2007
As long as it's dissecting the six or seven passages in the Bible that ostensibly disparage homosexuality, this documentary ode to tolerance takes a shrewd look at how speciously selective and ahistorical the church condemnation of gays really is.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
October 2, 2007
More human interest than agitprop.
January 24, 2007
For the Bible Tells Me So is never less than lively and stimulating in its arguments, even detouring into a very amusing cartoon dealing with the evidence that sexual orientation is biologically determined.
January 24, 2007
Admirable and moving.