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Religulous (2008)


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3 out of 10 AN OPPORTUNITY MISSED
Brian from Kerry, 30 Aug 2011
I'm a big fan of Maher and deeply critical of organised religions generally, but Maher does himself no favors here. A worthy subject which he could have done a witheringly convincing expose on. But what starts out as inspiringly fearless -- the Maher speciality -- gradually reveals itself as just empty cynicism. Maher doesn't triumph over others' narrow-mindedness. He's as blinkered and religionist himself, but on behalf of non-belief. You never get the impression that he's actually thought any of this through. It's just falling off a log, which is fair enough if he'd done it as a stand-up routine. But he didn't need to drag us around the US pretending to be doing a documentary 'look' at the subject. Maher has no interest in looking at anything here -- except perhaps himself.
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2 out of 10 Should have been better
Thomas from Limerick, 05 Jan 2010
Bill Maher, bless him, is very annoying , especially at the start of this comedy/documentary/rant/ in which he examines the role Christianity has played in his own life and in the wider world . So far so ho hum. Now , there is undoubtably much humour and satire to be gotten from the material at hand - especially from the 'so good i'm going to visit it' Holy Land theme park in Florida and the museuem of Creationism ( dinosaurs with saddles for humans...) but , ironically for a man with a comedy b
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4 out of 10 some crazies out there!
Ciaran from Dublin, 14 Jul 2009
Heavy-handed in its approach but really does shed light on an area of our lives that needs to be exposed - the utter preposterousness of some of our religious practices and beliefs. Basically Maher says Religion is a farce that we have held onto from the Bronze Age and it really defies logic as to why humanity has held onto what so goes against our logic. Very funny in places too (look out for the Senator!) and all in all I enjoyed this.
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3.5 out of 10 Interesting but slightly lacking
Conor from Louth, 03 Jan 2011
I always love a good old fashioned religious debate. It really is amazing some of the things that supposedly intelligent people believe. The documentary is heavily skewed in the direction of presenter Bill Maher and his constant non-belief stance. Thats the only downside in an otherwise insightful and often funny production.
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3.5 out of 10 BBC 3
Seamus from Monaghan, 02 Apr 2011
I watched this. I enjoyed it. It reminded me of something the BBC would have an BBC 3. If you believe this dvd won't change your mind. If you don't you'll feel vindicated. It didn't seem to know if it was a serious documentary or a bit of a slag on religion and stumbled from one side to the other.
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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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