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Summarized by Kent Larsen

'God's Army' Draws Positive Review in LA Times
(Movie Review; A Mormon Mission to L.A. in 'God's Army')
Los Angeles Times pg21 28Apr00 A4
By Kathleen Craughwell

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA -- The Los Angeles Times reviewed "God's Army" in its first week in LA area theaters, giving the film a mostly positive review and thorough description. Noting that the film is in 'limited release,' the Times says that the film is "not a movie heavy on proselytizing," which hopefully will make the film more appealing to non-LDS Church members.

The Times also goes a bit farther, noting that "God's Army" is unique, saying that it is "a mostly nonsentimental look at a world of believers and issues of faith, both of which we rarely see in movies." However, the Times does take issue with the title, saying that it "communicates zealotry of the most off-putting kind." But then it immediately praises the film, saying, "the movie is actually a sensitive and thoughtful probe into questions of faith and the difficulties faced by those who are called to teach others."

The bulk of the article is simply descriptive of the movie's plot and characterization.


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