-Thomas Crampton, The New York Times
"A LIVELY, COGENT DOCU."
-Ronnie Scheib, Variety
"MICHAEL MOORE WOULD CHEER AT HOW BRILLIANTLY DE SÈVE
BUILDS HIS CASE DEMONSTRATING THE URGENT NEED TO CHANGE
OUR ARCHAIC LAWS... HERE IS THAT RARE FILM THAT, SHOWN TO
MODERATE STRAIGHTS, COULD CHANGE ATTITUDES."
-Gerald Peary, Boston Phoenix
"COMPELLING AND INSPIRING...REPRESENTS ACTIVIST, ENGAGED
FILMMAKING AT ITS BEST."
-Miriam B. Coleman, The NY Blade
"A TREMEDOUS, ACCOMPLISHED WORK...A MUST SEE."
-Lawrence Ferber, Philadelphia Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
"...A DISTURBINGLY INTIMATE LOOK...A VITAL FILM."
-Diedre Kilgore, In-NYC.com
"TYING THE KNOT EXHIBITS A SURPRISINGLY ACCOMPLISHED MATURITY
FROM THE FIRST-TIME DIRECTOR, DEFTLY APPLYING A DRY WIT,
A HEALTHY SENSE OF IRONY, AND A NONEXPLOITATIVE APPROACH
-Gabriel Shanks, Mixedreviews.net
"THE MOST SOBERING , MOST MOVING ACCOUNT OF GAY MARRIAGE
ISSUE I'VE EVER SEEN OR READ."
-Loren King, PlanetOut
"AN AMAZINGLY POWERFUL FILM DESIGNED TO BRING HOME THE
MESSAGE TO PEOPLE WHO ARE CONSERVATIVE IN MIDDLE AMERICA
THAT THESE ARE FAMILIES LIKE EVERYONE ELSE."
-Jeff Cook, National Field Director for Log Cabin Republicans in New York City
"Sane, civil, humanist case for marriage for all!"
Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"Brilliant! A rare film that could
change attitudes... A Potent Emotional call-to-arms on the issue of
Gerald Peary, Boston Phoenix
"Tying the Knot succeeds
by putting a poignant human face on the struggle for equal rights."
Carla Meyer, San Francisco
"Comprehensive and compassionate!
Everyone will definitely want to check out this important film."
Ken Fox, TV Guide
"Tying the Knot, a clear-sighted
documentary on gay marriage, has the good sense to take a large step
back from the emotional debate surrounding the issue and scrutinize
the history of marriage itself.
The movie follows the wrenching case histories of two long-term gay couples
in which one partner has died, and the other loses legal claim to the estate
and survivors benefits...Tying the Knot skillfully weaves these
stories into a step-by-step account of the struggle to legalize gay marriage,
beginning with the Hawaiian union on Nina Baehr and Genora Candel, which prompted
the creation of the Defense of Marriage Act."
Stephen Holden, The New York
"de Seve gives a face and irrefutable
humanity to those too long swept under the rug."
Brent Simon, Entertainment