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September Dawn Reviews

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August 24, 2007
The film Mitt Romney does not want you to see. And it's easy to see why.
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August 24, 2007
Why does this film even exist?
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
August 24, 2007
Disturbingly awful.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 24, 2007
With September Dawn, filmmaker Christopher Cain has turned a national tragedy into a teen romance, and not in a grand, entertaining, Titanic way.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 24, 2007
Even if Cain and co-screenwriter Carole Whang Schutter hold no animosity toward the LDS, the flat-footed fakiness of their story prevents September Dawn from feeling historically accurate.
August 24, 2007
[The film] too often feels like a very elaborate episode of Gunsmoke.
August 24, 2007
[Director Cain] stops short of calling Osama bin Laden a Mormon sympathizer, but maybe that'll be on the DVD.
August 24, 2007
It turns a complicated story of religious bigotry and paranoia, with visitations from God, self-appointed prophets and 'divine' instruction into a dry history lesson.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
August 24, 2007
The filmmaking here is so incompetent and laughably awful that it recalls the work of schlockmeister Ed Wood.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
August 24, 2007
What a strange, confused, unpleasant movie this is.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
August 24, 2007
It's waxy Classics Illustrated cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 24, 2007
Such ham-fisted earnestness does no one any good, least of all those who believe there's a big difference between historical fact and emotional screed.
Read More | Original Score: D+
August 24, 2007
A stirring love story that dabbles uncomfortably close to hate.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 24, 2007
Less verifiable than implied, 'September Dawn' nevertheless does raise relevant questions of intolerance, fanaticism and individual responsibility.
August 23, 2007
Cain has co-written and directed a film that only the most bigoted of Mormom detractors could enjoy. Most viewers, if any are willing to part with their money or time, will simply laugh derisively.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 23, 2007
If the Western genre is struggling, it's because of terrible movies like this one.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
August 23, 2007
Cain has turned the Mormons into baby-eatin' Nazis to suit his argument, parading around these black-clad, chin-bearded, testicle-slicing gunslingers without any thoughtful consideration.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
August 23, 2007
The cruel simplicity of the atrocity is made needlessly chaotic by artless camerawork that swishes rapidly back and forth across the action, to the accompaniment of a syrupy soundtrack.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 23, 2007
If September Dawn is a kind of Western, it's a Western utterly devoid of heroism or the usual archetypes. But the core message transcends time: Hatred laced with religious fanaticism is a toxic blend.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 23, 2007
The film feels less like historical drama than a venomous religious tract printed on celluloid.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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