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The true story of a handful of Mormon movie buffs and their efforts to clean up Hollywood hits (and make money doing it) are chronicled in this documentary from filmmakers Andrew James and Joshua Ligairi. In Utah, a state where a significant number of residents are members of the Church of Jesus Christ and Latter Day Saints, a number of video store owners found it difficult to find popular films that their customers would find suitable for family viewing. One shop stepped forward with the notion of creating edited versions of recent hits, with nudity, adult language, drug use and violence… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Even those who agree with its conclusions might wonder what's been edited out."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"A severe left turn into delicious irony derails the story, but doesn't dilute the fact that Cleanflix is a sharply produced, surprisingly even-handed story of editorial demand mutating into a Wild West mentality."
‑ Brian Orndorf, BrianOrndorf.com
"Pic is undeniably amusing when focused on extreme measures by self-appointed censors, but there's only a token effort made to seriously examine central questions."
‑ Joe Leydon, Variety
"To some extent, the filmmakers fighting the clean-up business are contending that their work grapples with the ugly, messy, sexy world that some Mormons would rather not confront, and that the PG versions actually do their viewers a disservice."
‑ , AV Club
"Even as customers express their enthusiasm for sanitized movies, Cleanflix turns its attention to those making money off this "righteous" business."
‑ Cynthia Fuchs, PopMatters
"Raises more questions than it's prepared to answer, but still works as a spotlight shined on a weird part of the movie world."
‑ Scott Weinberg, Cinematical
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