New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Cowan, a gay Mormon himself, deftly melds facts with emotions, alternating between a history of the church's anti-gay drive and interviews with those directly affected by it.
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
A hard-hitting exposé of a shameful episode.
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By Michelle Orange
8 is most coherent as a chilling confirmation of both the mind-warping power of an institution like the Mormon Church and the extent to which politics is, above all, a marketing game.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
If the impact of co-director/writer Reed Cowan's film is undercut by its sometimes sloppy execution, it nonetheless provides a disturbing portrait of the increasing overlap between church and state.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Filmmaker Reed Cowan (himself gay and raised Mormon) documents the church's considerable financial influence on Prop 8's passage. Then he expands his sad and furious homegrown film to record the misery of gay Mormons sometimes driven to suicide over being rejected by their church and families.
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By Mark Jenkins
The movie poignantly demonstrates that, 41 years after Stonewall, there are still places in this country where gay people cannot simply be themselves.
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Arizona Republic

By Bill Goodykoontz
The interviews throughout are the best part of the movie - the least heavy-handed, yet most effective, element. There is a message here of the necessity for tolerance, but 8: The Mormon Proposition would have been better had its makers presented it in a more consistent, artful fashion.
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Boston Globe

By Mark Feeney
A deeply felt, and numbingly partisan, documentary about how the Mormon Church both bankrolled and masterminded passage of the initiative.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
It's marred by loaded language and a propagandistic tone that undercuts rather than promotes its purposes.
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Time Out New York

By Keith Uhlich
There’s little of the Church’s perspective in this doc, but you can’t really fault the filmmakers--Mormon leaders refused several overtures to participate. Read more: http://newyork.timeout.com/articles/film/86550/the-mormon-proposition-film-review#ixzz0r2j38wUF
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55 out of 100
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