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For the Bible Tells Me So Review

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4.5

Dave White Profile

… a sweet, clear-headed piece of advocacy … Read full review

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  • 4.0
    73

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  • 67

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    The film's argument against overly literal Bible readings may not preach to anyone but the converted, and when For the Bible Tells Me So strays from scripture, its ardent plea for sexual freedom within modern Christian life grows a bit too late-night PBS generic.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The New York Times

    There is no denying that the film, however inelegant, fills a need. The inevitable DVD should be packaged in a plain cardboard sleeve, so that viewers can carry it in their pockets and, if confronted by a homophobe, hand it over and say, “Watch this, then get back to me.”

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Village Voice J. Hoberman

    Daniel Karslake's movie is more human interest than agitprop.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Variety Justin Chang

    Filmmaker Daniel Karslake lobs a grenade into the culture wars with his heartfelt, provocative and unabashedly polemical For the Bible Tells Me So.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune

    Doesn’t shy from heart-tugging opportunities, and there’s a five-minute cartoon embedded in the movie that should have been excised, but beyond those problems and some stylistic dead air, this is a compelling, thought-provoking portrait of a quiet challenge rising within America’s churches.

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