This Divided State
This Divided State (2005)

The state of Utah has long been home to the American headquarters of the Church of Latter-Day Saints (better known as the Mormons), and as befits the straight-laced lifestyle dictated by the faith, Utah tends to be a solidly conservative… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 27, 2005
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

It's a discomfiting film, bringing up all the ugly emotion of last year's electoral shouting match, concentrated in one town in one state and in one short 88-minute film.

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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

No matter where you stand, This Divided State has a patriotic, galvanizing effect.

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Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals

The approach to recording the story is everything its subjects aren't.

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Dennis Harvey
Variety

As boisterous as it is sobering.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

The 25-year-old filmmaker takes no sides himself. Wisely, he allows folks of all opinions to put their feet in their mouths all by themselves.

Eric Monder
Film Journal International

Vivid, dramatic stuff.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

It lacks the substance to sustain its feature-length running time.

Jack Mathews
New York Daily News

[It] plays like the ultimate anti-travelogue.

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Marc Mohan
Oregonian

The intensity of the opposition and the deep fissures it revealed in the fabric of American civil discourse are still astonishing.

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