The Work and the Glory
The Work and the Glory (2004)

When the Steed family relocates to upstate New York from their long-time home in Vermont, religious strife threatens to destroy their close-knit relationship in director Russel Holt's screen adaptation of author Gerald N. Lund's… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: April 26, 2005
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Critic Score: 17% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ty Burr
Boston Globe

Handsomely mounted but awfully bland.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

A pretty but weakly written and acted period piece.

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Wade Major
Boxoffice Magazine

Offers an efficient and often credible, if overly sanitized, look at the time, place and circumstances in which the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was born.

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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press

Ultimately stumbles in its mission to make the founding of the Mormon religion interesting to a general audience.

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Kerry Lengel
Arizona Republic

It's hard to imagine this movie capturing an audience outside the Mormon community.

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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Earnest, admirable and pretty, but about as compelling as one of the blander episodes of 'Little House on the Prairie.'

Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

A likable, ambitious film that does its proselytizing in a roundabout way until its clumsy, final half-hour.

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Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com

It occasionally catches its balance with bright supporting characters or compelling scenes, but then it stumbles again with mild scenes of characters having spiritual crises.

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Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

...plays strictly to the faithful -- most anyone else will have trouble taking Joseph Smith seriously as a non-delusional human being.

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