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Latter Days Reviews

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November 11, 2017
Instead of mockery, "Latter Days" is a vulnerable effort, rich with compassion and patience.
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 7, 2004
The BIG sex scene starts poorly as the pair, alone at last due to a so-convenient snow storm, efficiently undress themselves as if preparing for a rugby match ...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
July 16, 2004
Cox -- who experienced the Mormon view on gay life firsthand -- gets the sort of performances out of his characters that will help you overlook what is cliched about the story.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
June 30, 2004
simple paint-by-the numbers gay themed film that strikes directly at Mormon dogma, but it has a certain charm due mainly to Sandvoss' Herculean efforts
Full Review | Original Score: B-
May 18, 2004
Ramsey's heartbreak, stock taking and determination to see to it the relationship gets a second chance are as affecting as anything the genre has produced in recent memory.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
May 7, 2004
Overall generalities about the main characters, a tendency to reveal them through monologue rather than behavior, and a lack of curiosity about the Mormon youth's core beliefs keep Latter Days from feeling genuinely personal or particularly substantive.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 7, 2004
The screenplay is efficient to a fault, populated with stock characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 24, 2004
Cox can be forgiven for getting a little preachy when he makes his point with such an open heart and loving spirit
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 8, 2004
...Funny, tragic, occasionally cheesy, endearing and ultimately heartwarming, dealing with very serious Christian hypocrisy while holding onto a light, life-embracing tone.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
April 7, 2004
What would happen between a hedonistic fairy and an earnest but curious Mormon?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 2, 2004
Renders its gay and religious characters so stereotypical that neither lifestyle appears attractive.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
April 2, 2004
It's a winning, heartfelt and conflicted piece where the conflicts often resolve themselves in surprising ways.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
April 2, 2004
A coming-of-age, coming-out, romantic comedy, religious intolerance flick, and if that sounds a bit crowded, that's because it is.
Read More | Original Score: C-
April 2, 2004
A fairly flat, predictable tale.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 1, 2004
The whole Mormon/gay thing would be plenty for one movie without also sticking in AIDS, the betrayal of friends and actors-trying- to-get-their- big-break.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
March 26, 2004
Writer-director C. Jay Cox has created a tender gay love story, and then buries it under shrill diatribes, plot clichés and one-note characters.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
March 26, 2004
Even those who aren't immediately put off by the film's brazen attacks on religion -- and in particular, the LDS Church -- will likely be bored by this clumsy, incredibly contrived comedy, which has little charm.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
March 22, 2004
Even if the film feels somewhat contrived, stick with it; you'll be rewarded by what it has to say.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 12, 2004
It's more melodrama than drama or love story, and Cox, who wrote Sweet Home Alabama, seems to have never met a stereotype he didn't like.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 12, 2004
It's timely, not to mention refreshing, to see an affirmation of true love over hot sex, along with a reminder that the two aren't necessarily mutually exclusive.
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