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The Case Against 8 (2014)

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Critic Consensus: Expansive in scope yet steady in focus, The Case Against 8 offers impassioned social advocacy as well as gripping viewing.

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Five years in the making, THE CASE AGAINST 8 takes a riveting inside look at the groundbreaking Supreme Court case that overturned Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage. With exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of both the powerhouse legal team of David Boies and Ted Olson and the four plaintiffs in the suit, THE CASE AGAINST 8 is a powerful emotional account of the journey that took the fight for marriage equality all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. (c) HBO

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The Case Against 8 remains a powerful advocacy film as well as one of historical record.

July 3, 2014 | Full Review…
Hollywood Reporter
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A slickly told tale that begs for movie-of-the-week treatment.

June 27, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Globe and Mail
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Directors Ben Cotner and Ryan White are dedicated to getting it all in, which occasionally impedes the flow of the story.

June 26, 2014 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
Toronto Star
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Even knowing the outcome, watching 8... is like watching a well-scripted legal thriller.

June 19, 2014 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
San Francisco Chronicle
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The film beautifully connects the procedural ennui of large-scale legal cases with the individual struggles of those directly involved.

June 12, 2014 | Full Review…
Chicago Reader
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A sprawling yet engrossing documentary about the five-year court battle to overturn California's ban on gay marriage, known as Proposition 8.

June 12, 2014 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
Washington Post
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One of the best executed documentaries on a court case that I have seen. Focusing the proceedings on the two political opposites who united behind a cause is fascinating stuff to watch.You could have taken a million angles to tell the story of this case but this one is uniquely special.

John Ballantine
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