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Summarized by Kent Larsen

Boston Globe Reviewer Knocks Missionaries

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS -- In an otherwise reasonable review of the LDS film "God's Army," Boston Globe reviewer Loren King knocks LDS missionaries, suggesting that they are greeted with "disdain." King goes on to suggest that the movie was better than that "disdain," but eventually "succumbs to overearnestness, sentimentality, and cliche."

Kings opinions about the movie are not unique. Similar views have been seen in other publications, usually from those that have high standards and are more critical of most movies. However, King's review is one of the few reviews of "God's Army" that use the movie as an opportunity to express an opinion on LDS missionaries, instead of on the movie.


Clinches undermine hopes of 'God's Army'
Boston Globe 22Sep00 A4
By Loren King: Globe Correspondent


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