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Latter Days Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
February 13, 2004
Everyone in this movie has been ordered off the shelf from the Stock Characters Store, and none of them wandered in from real life.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Don Willmott
Filmcritic.com
February 15, 2004
a huge copout
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
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.
| Original Score: 2/4
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
February 16, 2004
The curse of gay cinema is its belief that worn-out movie plots will become interesting if you put gay characters in them. This film takes the curse several steps further.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
February 9, 2004
A winky, interminable and rather cringe-inducing manifesto... whose characters stand as crude if attractive types rather than three-dimensional people.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
January 29, 2004
Cox, who wrote Sweet Home Alabama, again trades heavily in stereotype and coincidence for his directing debut.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
February 12, 2004
Surprisingly dowdy-looking, shot more like a scruffy little naturalistic slice of alternative L.A. life than the star-crossed lover's daydream it mostly is.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
March 12, 2004
Such a well-meaning but unambitious work that it's tempting to take it seriously even as you dismiss it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
April 2, 2004
A fairly flat, predictable tale.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
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.
| Original Score: C-
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
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
January 20, 2004
This sitcom setup is as bad as it sounds, and Cox never really surmounts it.
Jeffrey Bruner
Des Moines Register
May 7, 2004
The screenplay is efficient to a fault, populated with stock characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Ed Halter
Village Voice
January 27, 2004
Pilots its culture-challenging raison d'Ítre through an increasingly insufferable collection of gaysploitation conventions.
Valerie Kuklenski
Los Angeles Daily News
January 30, 2004
Sounds like the kind of movie that might appeal to, I dunno, maybe all seven openly gay Mormons and not many others.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
February 20, 2004
A well-intentioned but horribly trite drama about acceptance and fulfillment that plays like an after-school special with naughty words and sex thrown in.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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
Marrit Ingman
Austin Chronicle
March 16, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Stephen Schaefer
Boston Herald
March 24, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
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
Blake DePastino
Baltimore City Paper
May 20, 2006
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
January 14, 2004
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
April 3, 2004

Orlando Weekly
April 8, 2004
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Arizona Republic
June 18, 2004
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Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
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