My Scientology Movie
My Scientology Movie (2017)

'I find that the most inexplicable behavior is motivated by very relateable human impulses,' comments Louis Theroux as he heads to Los Angeles for his feature documentary, in collaboration with director John Dower and double Academy… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 10, 2017
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Critic Score: 87% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: My Scientology Movie offers a personal perspective on the controversial religion whose lack of investigative depth is more than balanced out by its sense of humor and all-around entertainment value.

Sophie Gilbert
The Atlantic

My Scientology Movie, the newest film by the British documentarian Louis Theroux, vibrates with effort-with machinations and stunts and stitch ups that all seem intent on producing an "aha" moment that remains tantalizingly out of reach.

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Godfrey Cheshire
RogerEbert.com

While My Scientology Movie provides a very entertaining tour of some of the questions that swirl around Scientology, viewers who've followed the story through the years will find little that's new or unexpected.

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Carolyn L. Todd
Refinery29

The doc as a whole struggles to advance the conversation about Scientology and its inner workings - especially in the wake of Going Clear - but it's an entertaining if confounding watch nonetheless.

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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter

New look at well-charted territory adds just enough to justify its existence.

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Noel Murray
Los Angeles Times

Theroux raises troubling questions about psychological warfare and how devoutness shades into fanaticism.

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Brian Costello
Common Sense Media

Riveting and tense docu has frequent cursing.

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Joe McGovern
Entertainment Weekly

One of the best documentaries of the year.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

At times it plays like an extended skit on "The Daily Show"; yet its disorder also makes its insights - like how strongly the church's training sessions resemble acting classes - feel refreshingly organic.

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Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle

There's not a lot of shockingly new information per se, but watching Theroux filming covert Scientologists while they in turn film him, and so on, has its own sort of meta-charm.

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
I love Louis's documentaries, but this one is a dud that goes nowhere. Maybe if you have absolutely no knowledge of Scientology, you could learn something,… More
Marcus Woolcott
It's well made, but due to the secrecy of the church, we know no more about it by the end of the documentary.
Brendan Nicholls
Covers a slightly different path than Going Clear but really keeps you on the edge with intelligence. I honestly thought this might not suit me but this cult… More
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Whatever the common knowledge or conjecture that might exist about Scientology, this film is interesting and amusing but probably adds little. It alleges that… More