8: The Mormon Proposition
8: The Mormon Proposition (2010)

"8: THE MORMON PROPOSITION" exposes the Mormon Church's historic involvement in the promotion and passage of California's Proposition 8 and the religion's ongoing campaign against gay rights. The film takes place in… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: June 18, 2010
DVD Release Date: July 13, 2010
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It's unabashedly biased, but this look at the fight over gay marriage in California is impassioned and provocative.

Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

Provocative and disturbing.

Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

There is a message here of the necessity for tolerance, but 8: The Mormon Proposition would have been better had its makers presented it in a more consistent, artful fashion.

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Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

This propaganda style doc is too busy evoking intolerance (ironically) and fear mongering to provoke any rational analysis of the facts.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

It's marred by loaded language and a propagandistic tone that undercuts rather than promotes its purposes.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

An impassioned piece of timely agitprop.

Brent Simon
Shared Darkness

The film's powerful correlative lesson? That citizen journalism will play an important role in outing big-money political players who would like to silently put their stamp on laws from the capitalistic safety of the shadows.

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

[Cowan] expands his sad and furious homegrown film to record the misery of gay Mormons sometimes driven to suicide over being rejected by their church and families.

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New York Daily News

No matter what your stand is on gay marriage, you're bound to come out with a broader definition of family values.

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Ian Buckwalter

From the hard facts of the church's PR wrangling and shady financial reporting, to the human fallout of their treatment of gays both inside and outside their flock, the filmmakers hammer hard on the Mormon church.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
This controversial yet popular documentary focuses on the Mormon stance on gay marriage, gay youth, and the religion behind the political workings of… More
Jason Vargo
Ya know when "traditional marriage" people scream about liberal or San Francisco values invading the heartland and all that sort of stuff? 8: The… More
Thomas Johnston
I want to be an advocate for revoking the Mormons tax exempt status for how they influenced a political race. 22,000,000 from LDS to affect the Prop 8 vote?… More
Sylvester Kuo
Call me biased, I do not care. This is one darn powerful film. A little bit improvement on the editing would be better though. Mormons stay away from this film,… More
Robert C
Regardless of your stance on the topic of "Gay Marriage", this film is a must see for anyone with an interest in politics. This film is just as… More