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Latter Days Reviews

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Cole Smithey
June 13, 2008
| Original Score: 3/5

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
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-
Rick Kisonak
Film Threat
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.
| Original Score: 3/5
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
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
Anita Schmaltz
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
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
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
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
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
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.
Randy Shulman
Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
March 6, 2004
[Writer/director C. Jay] Cox deftly explores the links between coincidence and destiny, fate and miracles, love and loss.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Charles Ealy
Dallas Morning News
February 26, 2004
Despite the inherent clichés, Latter Days manages to rise above its formulaic plot, mainly because of the assured performance by Mr. Sandvoss.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Michael Szymanski
February 24, 2004
Romantic and funny, this story takes a few twists and turn in ways that you don't expect.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
February 18, 2004
Although a good deal of what happens is predictable, the writer-director C. Jay Cox makes much of it pleasant.
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
February 8, 2004
Cox's screenplay, while occasionally lapsing into the sort of cliches endemic to so many gay-themed films, generally treats its unusual subject matter with dignity and complexity, and the characters are well-drawn and sympathetic.
Gabriel Shanks
Mixed Reviews
January 30, 2004
Even as it subscribes to the conventions of modern romantic comedy, it never compromises its characters' truths.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
January 30, 2004
At once romantic, earthy and socially critical, Latter Days is a dynamic film filled with humor and pathos.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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Dave Kehr
New York Times
January 29, 2004
This gay romantic melodrama draws on an unconscionable number of conventions, but works in the end because of its commitment to its characters and a handful of fine performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly
January 28, 2004
Though the film covers familiar queer-cinema ground, Latter Days' finely observed truths about the painful costs of being yourself make even the contrivance of its happy ending forgivable.
Bruce Feld
Film Journal International
January 17, 2004
Despite the frequent obviousness of the script and direction ... the story attains an undeniable, if somewhat soap opera-like, power.
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