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Book of Mormon (2003)




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This first in a planned series of films devoted to telling the tale of the Mormon faith in America, The Book of Mormon charts the recorded history of Nephi (Noah Danby) as he leads his people from Jerusalem to the "Promised Land" of the Americas. Along the way, Nephi must contend with his infuriating brothers Laman (Mark Gollaher) and Lemuel (Cragan Foulger), battle the elements, and protect his family from the wilds as he carries out God's mission for him. Though not sponsored or endorsed by the church, The Book of Mormon made its premiere in Utah and areas with a high LDS-population before expanding to some other states.


Jacque Gray
as Nephi's Wife
Roberta Shore
as Ishmael's Wife
Eden Benson
as Nephi's Sister 2
Jeremy Cooper
as Ishmael's Son 3
Melanie Deters
as Zoram's Wife
Jessica Giauque
as Lemuel's Wife
Dustin Harding
as Joseph Smith
Bern Kubiak
as Jesus Christ
Rebecca Larsen
as Ishmael's Son's Wife
Christopher Robin Miller
as Ishmael's Son 1
Jennifer Nix
as Ishmael's Son's Wife
Lisa Rogers
as Laman's Wife
Susan Rounkles
as Nephi's Sister 1
David Shipp
as Ishmael's Son 2
Brooks Utley
as Ishmael's Son 4
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Critic Reviews for Book of Mormon

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

Mormon movies are a burgeoning industry in Utah, and despite the niche audience and low budgets, some of them hold their own with Hollywood in terms of storytelling and entertainment value. The Book of Mormon Movie, however, isn't one of them.

October 23, 2003 | Rating: 1/5

With a little more publicity, word of this sturdy little adaptation of LDS scripture might have reached a bigger audience.

October 24, 2003 | Rating: 3/4

On a shoestring budget of $2 million dollars the production looks amateurish in every detail from the inauthentic costumes to the sparse sets to the camera work that rarely reveals anything other than close-ups.

October 12, 2003 | Rating: D+ | Full Review…

Those who hold LDS religious beliefs dear will find moments of meaning and palpable sincerity. But good intentions alone do not constitute a worthy film.

October 3, 2003 | Rating: C

A plodding, repetitive, ham-fisted attempt to create a Ten Commandments-style epic without the resources or bravado required to pull it off.

October 3, 2003 | Rating: 1.5/4

It's so slowly paced, so flat-footed that it fails to engage on any level. Even for all but the most eager-to-please of audiences.

September 24, 2003 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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