Brigham City
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In this dramatic murder mystery from the director of God's Army, Richard Dutcher -- who is also this film's writer, producer, and star -- plays Wes Clayton, a young deputy sheriff who resides in a quiet Mormon community called Brigham. The town is turned upside down when a woman from California is found murdered near her car. Wes, with the aid of his young deputy (Matthew A. Brown), the town's retired sheriff (Wilford Brimley), and an idealistic secretary (Carrie Morgan), is sent to investigate the bizarre occurrence. A federal agent (Tayva Patch) also becomes involved, and Wes… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A passable murder mystery."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"An intriguing look at the Mormon Church wrapped around an equally engaging whodunit."
‑ Al Brumley, Dallas Morning News
"I guess the big surprise for me was in how well the murder mystery was crafted and so smoothly intertwined with the film's religious trappings."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"An important spiritual statement--while at the same time proving that a movie can be dramatic without being profane, thought- provoking without being graphic, and moving without the typical Hollywood shock techniques."
‑ Bruce Bennett, Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
"A tight and surprisingly effective murder mystery."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"The performances ... are impeccable."
‑ Lawrence Van Gelder, New York Times
"Moviegoers of any (or no) religious persuasion can share in the simple satisfaction of [Dutcher's] tense, well-spun murder mystery."
‑ Cody Clark, Mr. Showbiz
"That the Sheriff investigating the case is a bishop in the Mormon Church is certainly unusual, if not unprecedented, in movies. That this low-budget independent film, with lots of religious overtones, happens to be a well-made film is also unusual."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"Filled with actors who deliver such flawless performances that you have to keep reminding yourself that they're just acting."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
"The murder-mystery plot is compelling, though it only narrowly avoids being overshadowed by the religious overtones."
‑ Jason Esplin, Citysearch
"In some ways it's an interesting failure."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"Several scenes in this movie progress at a snail's pace."
‑ Doug Knoop, Seattle Times
"...takes some inappropriate religious liberties, but still manages to be downright creepy and suspenseful."
‑ Audrey Rock-Richardson, Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)
"Isn't a bad little thriller in its own right."
‑ Donald Munro, Fresno Bee
"[Dutcher] lets the pacing flag as the climax approaches, just as he should be cranking up the suspense."
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
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