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September Dawn Reviews

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August 23, 2007
It has the chilling certitude of the self-righteous.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
August 24, 2007
While we should always be suspect of history served up with popcorn, this is a story worth telling
Full Review | Original Score: 84/100
August 24, 2007
What a strange, confused, unpleasant movie this is.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
August 24, 2007
A stirring love story that dabbles uncomfortably close to hate.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 17, 2007
Forget Grindhouse. September Dawn is the year's first honest-to-goodness exploitation flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
August 20, 2007
Doesn't even measure up to an episode of your typical, cowboy TV show from the Fifties like Roy Rogers or The Lone Ranger. Get my drift, Kimosabe?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
August 24, 2007
An asinine chunk of Mormonsploitation that mixes historical fact with fictional romance and bald-faced anti-Mormon prejudice.
Full Review | Original Score: D
October 16, 2007
Drama may benefit from attention to history, but history doesn't always make for good drama.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
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 24, 2007
Why does this film even exist?
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
August 26, 2007
The director's overreaching attempts at social commentary with hackneyed devices weaken the veracity of the source material and leave the film open to interpretation as propaganda.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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 30, 2007
For all the guns fired in the film, [director] Cain aims the largest one at his foot-and pulls the trigger again and again.
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 23, 2007
Earnest but misguided attempt to generate political allegory from the horrific Mountain Meadows Massacre of 9/11/1857 would have benefited from a more straightforward retelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 27, 2007
With its complete lack of empathy for early Mormons and simplistic rendering of historical figures, September Dawn is that rare movie that actually deserves whatever condemnation might come from religious groups.
Full Review | Original Score: D
August 23, 2007
The jarring MTV-style filmmaking is so distracting and the 'messaging' so unsubtle that after two long hours you find yourself leaving the theater with a massive headache, wondering when you started to hate Mormons.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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 21, 2007
September Dawn has the ham-fisted lyricism of political ads and pharmaceutical commercials.
August 23, 2007
Bombastic, slow-drying dramatization with lead-weight dialogue and a turgid romantic subplot.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
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