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Overall B+

Based on historical accounts of the religious persecution endured by members of the Mormon Church in 19th century America, this movie focuses on the fictional Steed family and the trials of faith they encounter as they seek for a place to build their Zion.

Violence C
Sexual Content A
Profanity A
Substance Use C

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some violence.

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The Work and The Glory II: American Zion

To learn more about the history of Joseph Smith, the founder of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, check out the church’s official website.

Tar and feathering, which is depicted in this film, was a fairly common form of public humiliation at the time. You can learn more about this practice here.

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