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The Work and the Glory Reviews

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January 21, 2005
A pretty but weakly written and acted period piece.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 19, 2005
There's no denying there's a compelling movie in the life of the founder of the Mormon church, and there's also no denying that The Work and the Glory is not that film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 23, 2005
It occasionally catches its balance with bright supporting characters or compelling scenes, but then it stumbles again with mild scenes of characters having spiritual crises.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
April 1, 2005
Handsomely mounted but awfully bland.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 20, 2005
It's hard to imagine this movie capturing an audience outside the Mormon community.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
March 14, 2005
Earnest, admirable and pretty, but about as compelling as one of the blander episodes of 'Little House on the Prairie.'
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
February 13, 2005
...plays strictly to the faithful -- most anyone else will have trouble taking Joseph Smith seriously as a non-delusional human being.
November 24, 2004
With improved production values also come high expectations, especially in terms of storytelling. So when the plotting and a few of the performances are just so-so, it's hard not to think of the film as at least a bit of a disappointment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 28, 2005
A likable, ambitious film that does its proselytizing in a roundabout way until its clumsy, final half-hour.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 11, 2005
Ultimately stumbles in its mission to make the founding of the Mormon religion interesting to a general audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 24, 2004
A smoothly mixed religious drama with all the professional production value you could expect from any film
Full Review| Original Score: B-
April 23, 2005
Offers an efficient and often credible, if overly sanitized, look at the time, place and circumstances in which the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was born.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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