Religulous (2008)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 6, 2008
DVD Release Date: February 17, 2009
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Critic Score: 69% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Religulous is funny and offensive in equal measure, and aims less to change hearts and minds than to inspire conversation.

David Jenkins
Time Out

Over-extended but nonetheless thought provoking and humorous documentary.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

Religulous has an unholy fervor that should start many bonfires.

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Brian D. Johnson
Maclean's Magazine

As Bill Maher demolishes one soft target after another, his smugness wears thin.

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Jonathan F. Richards

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.

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

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.

Nick Rogers

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.

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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies

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.

Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

Maher sets out not after answers but cheap laughs that preach, so to speak, to the converted.

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Philippa Hawker
The Age (Australia)

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
An entertaining film in which Maher approaches in an eye-opening manner the undeniable danger represented by religion and the logical nonexistence of virtue in… More
xGary Xx
Comedian Bill Maher takes his smirking cynicism of religious dogma on the road and talks to various crackpots in this documentary exploring belief. Maher is… More
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Louis Rogers
Although thought/ conversation provoking, the documentary removes almost all of its interest, value and authority through its smug, cynical interviews of hand… More
Melvin White
Bill Maher: It's like the lotto. "You can't get saved if you don't play." "Heaven help us." Religulous is an opinion film… More
Alex roy
Comedian Bill Maher takes a close look at religion in this very funny, but thought provoking documentary. Religion is a subject that is very controversial, and… More