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|The Work and the Glory|
Actors: Sam Hennings, Brenda Strong, Jonathan Scarfe, Eric Johnson, Alexander Carroll
Director: Russ Holt
Based on the best selling series by Gerald N. Lund, The Work and the Glory blends high-powered fiction with true events from the life of Joseph Smith. Experience the tragedies and triumphs of the Steed family amid the rag... more »
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Brian P. from MYRTLE BEACH, SC
Reviewed on 2/6/2011...
I am Catholic and not well versed in Mormomism so I do not know if this movie was historically accurate or not. I do know that as far as a movie goes that it was very good and worth spending the credit to watch it. The movie is a real good movie - to me it was very good acting and not a "B" movie like I thought it would be. This made me dust off the copy of the Book of Mormom that I was given many years ago by those kids that come door to door (I admire them for their faith because you know they probably come across mean-spirited people daily). I don't jive with what the Mormons as a Church preach as far as their rules etc. but that doesn't mean that I will not read and study what the book has to say. I have issues with some leaders in my own Church and the way things are handled but that doesn't take away from the Truth or value of the teachings.
Give this a watch - it's not a film that tries to push anything on you - it's just a really good movie to watch. Someone with no faith at all would enjoy this one.
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Kathleen O. (Kathleen) from WALDPORT, OR
Reviewed on 12/7/2007...
The Work and the Glory blends high-powered fiction with true events from the life of Joseph Smith, the founder of the Mormon Church. Experience the tragedies and triumphs of the Steed family amid the raging controversy that surrounds the teachings of one of the most influential religious leaders in American history.
1 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Pistol Pete | Houston, TX United States | 06/20/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have not read the Gerald Lund books, which I hear are quite good, but I thought the movie was absolutely great. The acting was better than expected, the story was interesting and the overall movie effect was very entertaining. With all the trash that Hollywood throws out nowadays, this was quite refreshing to see. High on family values and religion."
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S. Hodkin | Manchester UK | 05/14/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"We received the DVD this morning, set up our multi-regional player and sat down to watch a great story with some trepidation.
How could a movie match the quality of the book. It didn't. What we watched was a brilliant translation to the screen of a breath taking story told by a writer who should be far better known than he is.
The sets were good, the photography truly beautiful. The capturing of sunsets and a stormy night for dramatic tension were superbly captured.
Both of our children, aged ten and fourteen, sat through the entire movie as captivated as ourselves, and they havent read the book.
We cannot wait for the next installment.
Steve & Jill Hodkin.
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Becca | Scarsdale, NY United States | 04/08/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This film stays incredibly true to Gerald Lund's hit series about the lovable Steed family and their trials as they become part of the greatest work that has ever occurred on the earth. The scenery and music take you back to a time of simplicity in Palmyra, New York. Although some of the acting wasn't top-notch, I applaud the whoever cast the characters because they look exactly as I imagined them while reading the books. I felt inspired by this movie and look forward to adding it to my collection."