Wes Clayton is a lawman and a bishop in a Mormon community called Brigham. The town is shaken when a woman from California is found murdered. Clayton and his young deputy work with an FBI agent sent to investigate. As a civil and spiritual leader in the frightened town, Clayton must uncover the town's deepest secrets, find the murderer and keep Brigham from ripping itself apart.
Piety and humility are mixed with murder and mystery in the engrossing "Brigham City," the latest film from Richard Dutcher. Like his previous effort, "God's Army," this new work extols the virtues of the Mormon faith as it tells the tale of a serial killer on the loose in the sunny, spotless, close-knit community that gives the film its title. --Lawrence Van Gelder
2001-05-04 | Lawrence Van Gelder | Read the New York Times Review of Brigham City