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Based on 17 Reviews
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  • 75
    Carla Meyer San Francisco Chronicle

    Succeeds anyway, by putting a poignant human face on the struggle for equal rights. show more

  • 60
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    It's not a great film, but there's something to be said for a cool-button treatment of a hot-button issue. show more

  • 75
    New York Daily News

    Besides the personal stories, de Sève deftly puts the issue in historical and political perspective through an overview of the evolution of marriage, plus a slew of talking heads representing both sides of the battle. show more

  • 70
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    What Tying the Knot lacks in finesse it compensates for in making a heartfelt case for the hot-button topic of same-sex marriage. show more

  • 100
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Informative documentary about the recent history of efforts to legalize gay marriage, tying these in with the history of marriage as an institution. show more

  • 75
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    It makes a sane, civil, humanist case for marriage for all. show more

  • 50
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    The subject is worth exploring - unfortunately, de Seve does so in a cut-and-dried manner that never explains why these two couples were able to stay together for so long. show more

  • 70
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    The sad fact is that this comprehensive and compassionate documentary about the hottest of the "hot-button" topics - gay marriage - probably won't change one's mind show more

  • 75
    Marc Mohan Portland Oregonian

    Director Jim deSeve has done an excellent job of providing both historical and personal perspective on a topic that provokes heated emotional reactions. show more

  • 80
    Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times

    Lively, incisive and comprehensive documentary. show more

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