8: The Mormon Proposition Synopsis
A history reveals the Mormon Church's stance against the rights of people who are not heterosexual.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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If only I could vote on the rights of the Mormon Church

By Wonkaquarius
An informative and emotional look at what goes wrong when churches and other religious institutions believe that they have a monopoly on the moral behavior of free citizens. 8: TMP dissects not only...

Mormons are sabotaging the reviews on here. Go away, bigots!

By americalee
So, the Mormon blogosphere is encouraging their lemmings to come on here and give this a poor rating because it exposes their hatred and bigotry against a protected group of people. Mormonism is the...

Disturbing study of a religious sects attempt to shape American law to fit the tenets of their faith.

By RabidBadger
Saw an advance of this documentary & was fascinated by the intricate and secretive ways the Mormon faith intruded into the election process in both Hawaii and later California. Through the use of...

MUST see

By cre8d2design
I do not believe anyone who gave this a bad rating actually seen the movie. It is not about gay marriage, it's about a church manipulating the outcome of a vote. Whether you believe in gay marriage...

The Film That Fascist Mormons Don't Want You To See. What are they afraid of?

By Hdtex
It's obvious from these "reviews" that Mormons are spamming the boards with lies and false reviews. What are they afraid of? Maybe the fact that they have ALWAYS been on the wrong side of history....

thats untrue.

By yes-on-8
I'm a mormon. Our prophet NEVER said to give our money or lose our membership in the church. It was our decision to give it. In this misleading movie they made our prophet seem like he wanted us to...

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By wgrova
Who's Hating on Who Here??...

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By slnbk
Waste of time! Don't bother....

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By myurbandog
A must see movie!!!!! !!!...

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By reelninja
The Most Hate Mongering Film...

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Rated R | For some sexual references and some language