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This documentary follows political humorist and author Bill Maher as he travels around the globe interviewing people about God and religion. Known for his analytical skills, wit and commitment to never pulling a punch, Maher brings his characteristic honesty to an unusual spiritual journey.
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 69%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Over-extended but nonetheless thought provoking and humorous documentary."
‑ David Jenkins, Time Out
"Religulous has an unholy fervor that should start many bonfires."
‑ David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture
"Bill Maher admittedly dresses a one-sided anti-religion diatribe in documentary linens and the hypocrites he finds make great punchlines. But he also addresses the historically proven truth of faith perverted for power and the danger posed to us all."
‑ Nick Rogers,
"So if you are not already on-side with [Maher's] particular leanings, the pickings in Religulous are very slim indeed."
‑ Leigh Paatsch, Herald Sun (Australia)
"Ever the clever quipper, Bill Maher tackles religious dogma and ritual%u2013and Bibles tales%u2013in this documentary of irreverence. The film is witty and pointedly critical%u2013but it's no revelation."
‑ Jennifer Merin,
"Maher is essentially and professionally a comic, and the measure of this movie is not just the thoughts it provokes but the laughs it generates."
‑ Jonathan F. Richards,
"About half of the movie works in its snide, hit-and-run way. The other half throws more and more darts at the same balloon, long after it pops."
‑ Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
"Rather disconcertingly, the film builds towards a vision of the apocalypse, the destructive fate that religious conflicts have in store for us -- a version of the future any hellfire preacher would be proud of."
‑ Philippa Hawker, The Age (Australia)
"The Passion of the Maher"
‑ Rob Nelson,
"Ultimately, the movie is an impotent howl into the wind."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"I think this is an important movie, challenging, many beliefs that many of us seem unwilling to talk about. Mainly, though, you'll laugh...a lot."
‑ Ben Mankiewicz, At the Movies
"Maher sets out not after answers but cheap laughs that preach, so to speak, to the converted."
‑ Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"Borat/Bruno meets Michael Moore in this funny and thought provoking attack on religion."
‑ Dov Kornits, FILMINK (Australia)
"Instead of confronting real problems radiating from the world's major religions Mr. Maher and Mr. Charles opt for Borat redux, making fun of silly little yokels."
‑ Sonny Bunch, Washington Times
"Click for full review"
‑ Joseph Proimakis, Movies for the Masses
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