Oh My God (2009)



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Hugh Jackman, Ringo Starr, Seal, and a number of other celebrities and regular people offer their views on God in this documentary. Oh My God features opinions from people of a variety of religious persuasions, including atheists, Muslims, Hindus, and Christians. Director Peter Rodger traveled to almost two dozen countries in his quest to discover what people around the world think about God in all his or her forms.
Documentary , Science Fiction & Fantasy , Special Interest , Faith & Spirituality
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All Critics (19) | Top Critics (10)

At its best, Oh My God strikes a long-forgotten chord that seems to sing: All you need is love. (And Ringo Starr shows up to underscore the point.)

December 10, 2009
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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A mashup of slick tourist photos, a cacophony of contradictory sound bites yielding zero insight. Watching this disorganized essay on organized religion may actually make you stupider.

Full Review… | December 3, 2009
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Some of the talking heads say entertaining or thoughtful things and some of the locations are quite exotic. But does this justify 98 minutes of screen time?

Full Review… | November 29, 2009
San Francisco Chronicle
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Peter Rodger does a fairly comprehensive job of traversing the globe in 98 minutes, posing the age-old question, "What is God?"

Full Review… | November 13, 2009
Los Angeles Times
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[A] picturesque but shallow inquiry into the meaning of God.

November 13, 2009
New York Times
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Hearing snoring from behind me at a screening the other day, I looked around and noticed four people had dozed off during the prettily photographed, boring vanity project that is Oh My God?

Full Review… | November 12, 2009
New York Post
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Audience Reviews for Oh My God

An obnoxious documentary as a result of over-editing and inappropriate music that makes it impossible for any person to have an honest moment to answer the question "what is God?" onscreen. Terrible.

Thomas Eli
Thomas Eli

This has succeed in gaining the most dubious of titles as the worst film I have seen all year, if not for a decent proportion of my entire life. The narrative presents a puerile, clichéd, flabby, un-insightful and often frankly insulting romp around the world religions. The film is deeply anti-Islamic, playing off the crude notion that somehow Islam is unique in being 'so miss-interoperated'. I am a viewer who delights in discovering about religions, and thoroughly enjoyed the BBC's programme "around the world in 80 faiths". This film entirely fails to emulate any that series' success. Roger is an annoying and childish presence. Stupid techno music destroys much potential poignancy, and the overall cut ends up turning a collection of profound views into utter rubbish. O, and I forgot to mention that the vast majority of the interviewees are men. Misogynist Roger neglects half the world and horribly distorts the other. BAD BAD BAD!

Harold Kendrick
Harold Kendrick

Self-indulgent and vapid. As a film, it was scattered and poorly thought out. As a theological study, it is to religion as a Rock the Vote ad is to politics.

Amanda Peterson
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