States of Grace
States of Grace (2005)

Two men of faith face different trials as they try to serve God while dealing with the realities of urban life in this drama. Elder Lozano (Ignacio Serricchio) and Elder Farrell (Lucas Fleischer) are a pair of Mormon missionaries trying to… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 1, 1998
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Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

This upright and thoughtful film boasts a level of quality and noble purpose that Hollywood has all but abandoned.

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Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News

Dutcher believes that forgiveness is one of the highest manifestations of divine love. That kind of message goes a long way toward pardoning many a cinematic sin.

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Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

A landmark film.."Crash" for Mormons.

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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic

Might feel like a Hollywood movie but it's clearly not. Dutcher, who also wrote the screenplay, does his share of sermonizing and clobbers the audience over the head with a spiritual ending.

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Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

'Mormonz N the Hood' would have been a fitting title.

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Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune

Director-writer-editor Richard Dutcher breaks all the rules of the Mormon Cinema genre he singlehandedly launched five years ago.

Scott Foundas
Variety

An uncompromising, disconsolate pic about crises of faith.

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Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

... the movie's compassionate message gives it a measure of grace ... but good intentions don't always make for a good movie.

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Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com

An epic of spiritual drama in which every character is well-drawn and well-played.

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