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Case Against 8, The

Documentary, Biography, News

A look at the aftermath and events that led up to California's Proposition 8, which added a new provision to the state's Declaration of Rights that defined marriage as only "between a man and a woman."

The critical consensus

As passionate and wide-ranging as you'd hope, but disappointingly mistrusting of its audience's interest in the finer points of the case.

***(*)(*)Patrick Peters, Empire Online, 03/11/2014

The music busts a gut straining for weepie affect, but you might shed a few yourself when the five-year battle reaches its jubilant, justified climax.

****(*)Kevin Harley, Total Film, 03/11/2014

The problem with the film’s emotional content is that there is equally powerful emotion on the other side of the debate. But in terms of its cool handling of the legal and logical side of the argument, it offers a strong record of an inarguably significant human rights case.

***(*)(*)Hannah McGill, The List, 03/11/2014

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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