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